$75,000 Grant Approval puts Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation at Shovel Ready Status

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

One of ten industrial sites selected throughout the state, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) was awarded funds through the competitive Michigan Build Ready Sites program. Aimed at boosting Michigan as the place to do business, this grant will be utilized for Chippewa County EDC’s Building 430 project.

Approved in July, the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant program allocated $15 million of federal CARES Act funding to help retain 26,003 jobs with 26 percent of grants awarded in geographically disadvantaged areas.

MEDC Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President Josh Hundt said “These site-ready projects underscore Michigan’s continued commitment to working with our local partners and communities to foster business growth and developing our inventory of shovel ready sites across the state.”

EDC President Chris Olson is pleased they were chosen for this grant. “We are very thankful and pleased that the MEDC has chosen the CCEDC’s Industrial Park for such a great investment,” stated. “These funds will allow us to rehabilitate an older facility in the park for a potential industrial manufacturer.”

The Chippewa County EDC’s mission is to encourage economic growth through strengthening the county’s competitive position and facilitating investments that build capacity, create jobs, generate economic opportunity, and improve quality of life. The Chippewa County EDC also manages the Chippewa County International Airport and the Kincheloe Industrial Park.