The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), working in partnership with Capital Region Airport Authority enjoyed the dividends of a multi-year effort to develop an international cargo program in the region. The first international shipments of materials through Port Lansing and the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) located at Capital Region International Airport occurred in September.
Capital Regional International Airport Granted Next Michigan Status by MEDC
The Capital Region International Airport’s Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre has been granted Next Michigan status by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Strategic Fund, meaning the Lansing airport is currently the only airport region outside of Detroit to receive the special tax development incentive status.
MSU alum Minh Tran has combined his passion for sports and his entrepreneurial spirit and created a rapidly-growing international business called Executive Fan. With the help of Port Lansing, Tran has been able to delay initial costs and give his business the jump-start it needed to succeed.
The Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County (EDASCC - www.edascc.com) is hosting a Pure Michigan State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) seminar to connect your business with resources and expertise that can help you develop a strategic export plan, enter new markets, and increase revenues from exports. Attendees will also learn about the benefits of utilizing a Foreign Trade Zone for their imports and exports.
The Capital Region Airport Authority recently recorded the first substantial international shipments of materials through Port Lansing directly utilizing the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) program at the Port Lansing Global Logistics center, located at Capital Region International Airport.