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Posted on June 30th, 2021

Making Michigan a Space State

In January of this year, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) announced that the Chippewa County EDC would be the new site for the command and control center for their new Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI). In partnership with Oakman Aerospace, the Chippewa Homestead Antenna & Mission Program (CHAMP) provides an ideal location sustained by a team of industry experts who will now begin work to make the MLI goals a reality.

CHAMP is a unique Public/Private Partnership (P3) that will support MLI vertical and horizontal launch sites in Michigan as well as fully integrate United States Government (USG), Allied, Commercial, and Academic Space mission support worldwide through innovative and cost-effective Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) designs necessary to remain competitive in the NewSpace Era.  Expected to bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs and solidify the state’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination, the new command and control center will enable the MLI to interface with the U.S. Department of Defense, or DOD, and other related agencies on highly sensitive and defense-related projects.

Space in Michigan is Looking U.P.!

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Posted on January 28th, 2021

MAMA Selects Chippewa County for New Command and Control Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                         

MAMA Selects Chippewa County for New Command and Control Center

Upper Peninsula Community Is Third and Final Site In Michigan Launch Initiative

 

Sterling Heights, Michigan, January 28, 2021 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, today announced the selection of Chippewa County in the state’s Upper Peninsula as the site of its new command and control center.

 

Chippewa was among four communities across the state considered for the command and control center. Site selection – co-led by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn – was based on many factors, including community support, constructability, existing communication infrastructure and established workforce and aerospace industry.

 

Chippewa was chosen as the third and final site in the Michigan Launch Initiative, a public-private partnership organized by MAMA that is expected to bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs and solidify the state’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination. The new command and control center will enable the MLI to interface with the …


Posted on December 10th, 2020

Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative – Small Business Application

In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Municipal
League Foundation will serve as the Grant Administrator for the Initiative. Final application approval and
funding disbursement will be by and through the Grant Administrator.

Application Instructions for the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative (PMSBRI)
Before you begin your application please be aware that you will not be able to save your application and
return to it later.

PHYSICAL COPIES OF THIS APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have any questions, please contact the MEDC Service Center at (888) 522-0103 (select menu
option 1). Hours are 8am-5pm Mon. – Fri. and closed for lunch 12-1pm. During lunch hours, callers may
leave voicemail. You can also send an email to medceconomic@michigan.org.

The application contains seven sections:
• Business Information
• Business Contact Information
• Business Operations
• Use of Funds
• Eligibility Requirements
• National Objective Qualification
• Application Certification & Submission

The questions that will be on the application are listed below. The application will open at 9:00 am EST
on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The application will be available at: web link
Grants will be awarded up to $15,000 and the business will identify their …


Posted on November 23rd, 2020

MAMA Plans January Site Announcement for New Command and Control Center

 

Organization Continues to Lead Efforts to Position Michigan as

Premier Commercial Aerospace Destination, Highlights Four Priorities for 2021

Sterling Heights, Michigan, DATE – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association will announce the findings of its site-selection process for a new command and control center in January 2021.

 

The announcement is the third and final in a year-long selection process that identified Oscoda in February as the horizontal space launch site and Marquette in July as the vertical space launch site in Michigan. Nearly a dozen sites throughout the state have been considered for the command and control center. Collectively known as the Michigan Launch Initiative, these three sites will bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs while solidifying Michigan’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination.

 

Site selection is based on many factors, including existing commercial and public infrastructure, geographic and terrestrial mapping, living standards and workforce development. The selection process has been led by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn. As development on all sites commences, MAMA will conduct extensive environmental studies and work with consultants to address community concerns.

“MAMA is honored to continue to lead space initiatives for the benefit of our state,” said Executive Director Gavin …


Posted on November 3rd, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – CHAMP Team Announcement

 

Space Industry Dream Team joins forces to bring Space Orbital Management Expertise to Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula

Oakman Aerospace and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation lead a team of industry experts in proposal to Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association for a Command and Control Center to be developed at Chippewa County International Airport

 

KINROSS, MI – November 2, 2020 An outpouring of community support accompanies the announcement that Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) have gathered a team of industry experts to lead Michigan’s race to space. The team responded to Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s (MAMA) command and control center (C3) site selection search with overwhelming community support for C3 development at Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). While this site would make Kinross an integral part of MAMA’s Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI), there are still a few locations in the running for MAMA’s consideration. What sets the CIU site apart from the competition is the significant early public and private investment in OAI’s Homestead antenna pathfinder/risk reduction efforts, a strong team composition consisting of nationally and internationally recognized subject matter expert (SME) organizations and individuals, and most importantly, community support through local/regional government …


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