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Michigan Legislature Declares March 30 Space Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michigan Legislature Declares March 30 Space Day The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, State Lawmakers and Business Leaders to Attend SpaceX Launch and Meet with Top Space Organizations Sterling Heights, Michigan, March 25, 2022 – The Michigan Legislature declared March 30 as Space Day, and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association is recognizing the occasion by convening a group of state lawmakers and business leaders to engage with leading space organizations, learn more about Michigan’s potential growth as a space state and attend a SpaceX launch. MAMA has prepared two days of behind-the-scenes access to Florida’s space industry, which… Read More »


General Aviation Construction Update

Great progress is being made on the General Aviation Building Construction. Even with the harsh winter conditions, work continues. The new building will have a modern design that will allow operation expansion as well as increase efficiency for travelers. The terminal will have a separate screening area on the first floor for international flights and passengers while they are waiting for U.S. Customs clearance into the United States. The second floor will serve as the administrative office for the CCEDC and CIU airport management. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September of 2022. (Image taken January 25th, 2022) (Images… Read More »


Grand Opening of the LSSU Center for Freshwater Research and Education

LSSU hosted the grand opening of the new Richard and Theresa Barch Center for Freshwater Research and Education Facility. The state-of-the-art laboratories for campus constituents to conduct freshwater research, hands-on exhibits for community members to learn ways to protect natural resources, and wall-to-wall windows for uninterrupted views of the St. Marys River. The grand opening tour stops include a cutting-edge mesocosm laboratory, an experimental system in which to perform a broad range of scientific investigation spanning aquaculture to contaminants to invasive species. There also is a Great Lakes Discovery Center, free and open to the public, with real-world interactive displays… Read More »


Peters and Local Leaders Highlighted How Historic American Rescue Plan Has Delivered Vital Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 Brennan Sullivan (202) 577-4536 media@peters.senate.gov PARADISE, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today visited Paradise in the Upper Peninsula on the third and final day of his annual motorcycle tour across Michigan. Peters concluded his Hell to Paradise motorcycle tour at the Whitefish Point Light Station and was joined by Chris Olson with the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, Chippewa County Commission Board Chair Jim Martin, and Bruce Lynn with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. Click here for B-roll of Peters’ stop in Paradise, Michigan: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWu4cDj   Click here for video of remarks… Read More »


General Aviation Terminal Reconstruction

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — The Chippewa County International Airport is receiving over $5 million in grant funds, as announced Friday afternoon. The U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding approximately $5,271,043 to the airport, which will be used for the reconstruction and expansion of the airport’s general aviation terminal building to improve operations and efficiency for travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport. This new building will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. “The new building will have state of the art technology,” said Tami Beseau, airport manager…. Read More »


EUP Wood Shavings – Tenant Highlight

This week we want to shine the spotlight on Eastern Upper Peninsula Wood Shavings, located in Kincheloe. After a devastating fire destroyed their shop in December of 2018, they have rebuilt and will soon be at full production of their nationally recognized products. Production begins in the Eastern Upper Peninsula starting with the logs which are harvested locally using a mixture of spruce and balsam. Processing and packaging are all completed at the plant in Kincheloe where there is no propane or natural gas involved in the drying process. The end result is organic, super absorbent, premium bedding. The naturally… Read More »


Northern Michigan Beaches’ Voted Best in the U.S.

Being a true Michigander, we find it no surprise when someone tells us that Northern Michigan has some of the best beaches in the U.S. – Rolling dunes that stretch for miles. Clear fresh water that can be eerie calm one day and full of breaking waves the next. It’s an appreciation that can only be understood through experience. Fodor’s Travel recently voted Sleeping Bear Dunes as their #1 beach in the U.S. (not near the Ocean). While the Sleeping Bear Dunes are absolutely a sight to behold, I’d like to share some of Chippewa County’s top beaches. Whitefish Point, 11… Read More »


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… Read More »


Michigan Open Full Capacity

Hurray! Michigan is finally open to full capacity. This means that masks are no longer required indoors and capacity restrictions have been lifted. Be aware that private businesses may still require you to wear a mask, social distance, and any other safety measures they may choose. Let’s be grateful for how far we have come in the past 15 months. One year ago the pandemic was in full swing and there was no end in sight. Many of us were asking, “when will this all end, when will masks no longer be a necessity”. Finally, the day has come and… Read More »