capital region international airport http://michiganradio.org en Lansing company plans $200 million expansion http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-company-plans-200-million-expansion <p>A Lansing company has announced a major expansion.</p><p>Niowave plans to build a $200 million production facility at the Capitol Region airport.</p><p>The facility will produce radio-isotopes for use in medical testing.</p><p>Terry Grimm is Niowave’s president. He says locating the facility at Lansing’s airport will help with national and international distribution.</p><p>“[With] Close proximity to the airplanes. We can quickly get them to the hospitals and processing facilities around the country and even around the world,” says Grimm.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:37:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15393 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing company plans $200 million expansion Airport tax deal gets approval from Lansing, DeWitt Township http://michiganradio.org/post/airport-tax-deal-gets-approval-lansing-dewitt-township <p>A proposed expansion plan for Lansing&rsquo;s airport took a big step forward Monday&nbsp;night.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing city council and DeWitt Township both approved a deal to share tax revenues from the airport.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Some city council members say they&rsquo;re concerned Lansing is giving up control as part of the deal.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Bob Trezise is the city&rsquo;s economic development director.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says the deal shows what must be done to make regional cooperation work.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:55:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 4681 at http://michiganradio.org Airport tax deal gets approval from Lansing, DeWitt Township Lansing city council moves 'killer' tax deal forward http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-city-council-moves-killer-tax-deal-forward <p>The Lansing city council has moved a step closer to approving a tax deal that could&nbsp;lead to an&nbsp;expansion of&nbsp; Capital Region International Airport.&nbsp;&nbsp; A final vote is scheduled for next week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Businesses at the airport oppose the tax deal.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; George Carr owns a hanger at the airport.&nbsp;&nbsp;He says the tax deal is a &#39;killer&#39;.</p><p><em>&ldquo;This&hellip;pits the existing tenants and businesses against future tenants and businesses.&nbsp;&nbsp; It does it by raising taxes&hellip;on existing businesses&hellip;so they can abate taxes on future businesses that may or may not locate there,&quot;</em> says Carr.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A city economic development official says&nbsp; the proposal&nbsp;will help improve business at Lansing&rsquo;s airport.&nbsp;&nbsp;Bob Trezise&nbsp;with the Lansing Economic Development Corporation says the tax increase is a question of &lsquo;fairness&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>&quot;We just merely are saying&nbsp; &lsquo;We wish you to pay a small amount to participate in supporting the airport, like all the businesses and residents of Ingham County do.&nbsp; And you&rsquo;re at the airport&#39;,&quot;</em> says Trezise.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The tax deal must be in place by the end of the month so the airport can apply for a state development grant. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:52:19 +0000 Steve Carmody 4616 at http://michiganradio.org Tax deal may lead to expansion at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport http://michiganradio.org/post/tax-deal-may-lead-expansion-lansings-capital-region-international-airport <p>Plans to turn Lansing&rsquo;s airport into an &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo; may soar or fall to earth this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing City Council on Monday will discuss a deal to split tax revenues at Capital Region International Airport with a local township.&nbsp;&nbsp; If the tax deal is approved, it could spur business investment at the mid-Michigan airport.&nbsp;</p><p>Robert Selig is the executive director the Capital Region Airport Authority.&nbsp; He says the airport will use the tax deal as part of its application for state tax credits to create an &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re trying to put together a marketing package that we can go nationally with to recruit businesses&hellip;that are in logistics, air cargo, distribution&hellip;and encourage them to locate in mid-Michigan and expand their businesses here,&quot; </em>says Selig.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Selig says the airport only has a few weeks to get its application submitted for those state tax credits. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4586 at http://michiganradio.org Tax deal may lead to expansion at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport