Strategy: Expand, enhance, and support the Aerospace Cluster in the Region.
Increase the number of aerospace business opportunities in the region.
- Develop a marketing campaign focused on attracting or luring companies, funders, and developers to the region centered on promoting the size and resources of major airports in region.
- Cultivate funding opportunities for Alpena County Regional Airport, Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB and Gaylord Regional Airport to assist with investment into infrastructure development which will give the region a competitive edge when developing and recruiting major aerospace projects.
- Create Test Sites/Centers at each airport working with local universities to provide licensing, training, certification and education in areas such as aircraft maintenance, commercial pilot licensing, emergency services that is not accessible in Northern Michigan.