5019 W Airport Drive
Kincheloe, MI 49788
Phone: 906-495-5631
Email: admin@chippewacountyedc.com

County Profile

Chippewa County Profile



Climate (Average Temperatures)

High (ºF) Low (ºF)
Summer 75 52
Winter 21 5
Snowfall 115 inches annually
Rainfall 33 inches annually


Industrial Parks

Chippewa County Air Industrial Park 1,850 acres rail spur, primary airport 7,200’ and 5,200’ runway
Sault Ste. Marie Air Industrial Park 619 acres  
Sault Industrial Park 64 acres State Certified Park & Foreign Trade Zone



Air Service: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Passenger Service: Delta Airlines, Sanderson Field (Sault) – General Aviation
Daily Air Service: FedEx, UPS, USPS
Rail Carriers: Canadian National Railway
Ground Service – Bus lines: Indian Trails, EUPTA (Eastern UP Transit Authority), CLMCAA (Chip-Luce-Mack Community Action Agency)
Marine: Carbide Dock (Sault), Port Drummond (Lake Huron), Rice Coal Dock (Sault), Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Locks)


Electricity: Cloverland Electric
Natural Gas: DTE Energy
Water and Sewer: Municipal in Sault Ste. Marie, Kinross Charter Township, DeTour Village, Well & septic in all other areas.
Cable TV: Charter Communications
Waste Disposal: Waste Management, Smith Sanitation, Republic Waste Services

Cultural & Recreation Opportunities

Casinos Sault (1) Bay Mills (2)
Lighthouses (7)    
City, County and Township Parks    
National Forest Campgrounds (13)    
Numerous city, township and state parks    
Campgrounds (41)    
Campsites (1,984)    
Hotel/motel rooms (1,493)    
Great Lakes Shoreline (456 miles)    
Soo Theatre Project – featuring live performance, film, education    
LSSU Arts Center, Planetarium, Library Gallery    
River of History Museum    
Alberta House – Olive Craig Gallery, and the Alberta House Shop    
Museum Ship Valley Camp    
River of History Museum    
ORV Trails    
Hiking, skiing, bike trails (145 miles)    
Snowmobile trails (220 miles)    
Scenic highway (91 miles)    
Golf courses (7)    
Tahquamenon Scenic Heritage Route    


Past County Data:

Northern Michigan University County Profile 2015
US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts 2014