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

General Aviation Terminal Grand Opening

The public is welcome to view the new facility Thursday October 20, 2022 from 10am-2pm. Building dedication will be at 2pm. Grandpa’s Mini Donuts will be on site! We are excited to for everyone to see and celebrate the new addition to the community of Kincheloe.

CCEDC Welcome Jack Frost as a Board of Director

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Olson, chrisolson@chippewacountyedc.com (906) 495-5631 County EDC Board Welcomes Appointments to Board of Directors The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners during its Regular session on Thursday, September 15th appointed Mr. Jack Frost as a Board of Director of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Frost will serve the remaining term of Mr. Ralf Wilhelms who resigned from the Board in August 2022. Mr. Frost is currently the Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer at Old Mission Bank, Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Vice President –… Read More »

CCEDC Receives $550,000 for Rail Updates

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2022 Kincheloe, MI – The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Receives $550,000 for Rail Updates On July 1, 2022, the State of Michigan announced the approved fiscal year 2023 state budget. House Bill 5783 passed allowing funding for projects specific to Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula that would allow local roads and bridges to be updated. On July 20, 2022, Gov. Whitmer signed fourth the balanced and bipartisan budget. That budget included $550,000 of new rail funding for the CCEDC Air and Industrial Park in Kincheloe, MI. The CCEDC manages 2.5 miles of… Read More »

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 »