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New CCEDC Board Appointments

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Olson chrisolson@chippewacountyedc.com (906) 495-5631 The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners during the Organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, appointed Mr. Tony Haller and during the Regular meeting on Thursday, February 15th, Brien Hanna was also appointed as a Board of Directors of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.  Mr. Haller and Mr. Hanna will replace both Don McLean, whose term ends this March, and Jack Frost who chose to resign. Haller and Hanna’s appointments are effective beginning April 1, 2024 and both will serve through March 31, 2030. “We are very excited… Read More »

Michigan Students Experiment to be Launched into Space

Higher Orbits Michelle Lucas (281) 451-5343 michelle@higherorbits.org Higher Orbits Set to Launch Winning Michigan Students’ Research Experiment to the International Space Station! Higher Orbits Galactic HQ – March 4, 2024 – The winning team of Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association (MAMA) series of events is gearing up to launch their student research experiment to the International Space Station on mission SpaceX-30 in mid-March. The student team, Team Space Shell 6, created the winning experiment of the Go For Launch! MAMA series in 2022 and will have their design created by partnered payload integration specialists Space Tango… Read More »

MOC LSSU Informational Event

(Kincheloe, MI) – On Friday, December 1, 2023 the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation hosted an informative meeting that provided the opportunity for attendees to learn about the Mission Operations Center (MOC) located in Kincheloe, MI. The event provided an insightful presentation, highlighting the cutting-edge work and educational opportunities available for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) students at the MOC. Guests included Dr. Kimberly Muller, LSSU Interim Provost, faculty members, including Dr. Edoardo Sarda, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dr. Christopher Smith, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Dustin Mangone and Bethany Roberts (students in the initial cohort of the LSSU certificate),… Read More »

Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) soars to new heights with award

CIU is proud to be named Michigan’s 2023 Airport of the Year Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) is recognized by MDOT’s Office of Aeronautics as Michigan’s 2023 Airport of the Year. The award goes to an airport that has gone above and beyond to secure funding, manage projects fluently, stay within budget and provide a product that benefits the entire region, explained Tami Beseau, the airport manager at CIU. “As with all recognition of hard work, this award is special,” Beseau said. “We were provided this award because of the hard work we did to get all of our airside… Read More »

Invitation to Bid New Construction For Manufacturing Building and Rail Spur Expansion

INVITATION TO BID NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR: CHIPPEWA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION KINROSS CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI The Chippewa County EDC is seeking sealed bids for construction of a 20,000 SF Manufacturing Building and Rail Spur Expansion in Kincheloe, Michigan which will be received by Sidock Group, Inc., 757 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, Michigan 49735 until 3:00 pm local time, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Bids may be hand delivered, mailed, or emailed as PDFs. Bids emailed day of bid should be sent to: bbutcher@sidockgroup.com Deliveries after the cut-off time will not be accepted. Bids will be publicly opened at 3:05pm in… Read More »

LSSU Space Certificate Program

For Immediate Release: July 5th, 2023 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Olson, chrisolson@chippewacountyedc.com (906) 495-5631 Lake Superior State University is excited to announce that students can now register for Introduction to Space Systems – SPAC 310 for the fall semester. This is the first class to be offered by the university for the new Space Missions and Operations Certification program. The class offers a lecture and lab schedule that will provide a systematic overview of space systems, fundamentals, and satellite technology components. Prerequisites include MATH112, MATH131 or higher-level calculus, CHEM091 or higher, PHYS221 or higher. Thanks to Grant… Read More »

Kinross Lodge Opening Soon

  “It solves a need that is needed,” said Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Chris Olson. And that need is housing for the hundreds of people that are currently working on the Soo Locks expansion project and hundreds more that will be in the next seven years when the project is expected to be completed. Many of the workers are staying at local hotels or campgrounds. Southeastern Disaster Relief Services (SDRS) will be erecting turn-key, dorm-like apartments on nearly ten acres on M-80 in Kincheloe to ease the housing shortage in the area. Vice President of Camp Operations… Read More »

Gary McDowell Elected to EDC Board

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Olson, chrisolson@chippewacountyedc.com (906) 495-5631 The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners during its Regular session on Thursday, April 13, 2023, appointed Mr. Gary McDowell as a Board of Director of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.  Mr. McDowell will replace Dr. Kimberly Muller who elected to resign. McDowell’s appointment is effective immediately and will serve through March 31, 2028. “We are very excited to welcome Mr. Gary McDowell”, stated EDC Chairman Don Mclean.  “Gary brings a great deal of experience from his previous positions. With his background I believe he brings considerable depth to… Read More »

General Aviation Terminal Grand Opening

Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) celebrated the grand opening of its brand new General Aviation Terminal (GA) yesterday, inviting the public and Sault Area Chamber of Commerce to check out the new two-storey facility’s conference room, fixed base operations (FBO-fueling) office, pilot lounge, passenger lobby, and international passenger area.  “This terminal is a symbol of the region, how we are growing, and continue to grow,” Chippewa County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC) President Chris Olson said. “All the infrastructure out here was built back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Having a new facility serves as a gem for the entire region. From an… Read More »