Bay County was ranked ninth nationally when it came to logistics — that’s the industry responsible for transporting goods, either by air, road, train or sea.
Trevor Keyes is the Vice President of Economic Development for Bay Future.
He said things like MBS International Airport and the Saginaw River helped Bay County land on the list.
“I think we’ve always known locally that we have shipping channels and logistics channels that work well with business but to be recognized nationally is one of those really special things. We’re so glad that these facilities made the designation for us.”
Keyes said the county hopes to dredge the Saginaw River in the near future, so large ocean-going ships can traverse the waterway, further increasing its logistics capacity.
The rankings come from Business Facilities magazine. It also named Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas as leaders in logistics.
In the past, testing for the virus was available but had to be done at out-of-state laboratories. That resulted in turnaround times of six to eight weeks.
Jennifer Eisner is a spokesperson for the department. She says by conducting the tests in Michigan, potential patients will receive results faster.
“A big part of this is with the quicker turn around time and the sooner someone knows their results, it can help reduce the potential for sexual transmission . Because if you know you have the virus you can take preventive measures to help stop the spread of the disease.”
The virus is spread by mosquito’s and through sexual contact. It is known to cause serious birth defects in infants.
Eisner said symptoms in adults are typically mild, including red eyes, rashes and fevers.
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The Alpena Chamber of Commerce is strategizing on how to keep Delta at their airport. This after the airline announced in July that it would be leaving.
Jackie Krawczak is executive director for the Chamber. She attended an airport committee meeting Friday in which members decided to hire a consultant to lobby Delta to stay. The committee has sent the suggestion to the finance department.
“I think while talking with different consultants throughout this process the odds are very slim. Probably the one said maybe a 20 percent chance that we could get them to consider Alpena again. But we might have a better chance if we can extend this process and if we can have more time to put numbers together to show some of the economic development that’s going on in Alpena that’s going to require better service than Alpena to Cleavland.”
If Delta does not reconsider Krawczak said the bid will go to Gulfstream Airlines.
A missing pilot was found by local fisherman off the coast of Forestville Michigan yesterday. The man went missing after his plane crashed into Lake Huron Tuesday night.
Officials said the pilot reported having engine problems in the early evening.
Shortly after that The Federal Aviation Administration lost contact with the plane.
Lauren Jorganson is with the Ninth Coast Guard District. She said the search began immediately after the failed contact.
The search ended after local fishermen found the pilot.
“The fishing vessel Eagles Nest located him and picked him up, brought him on board, and he was ultimately transported to shore. He was alive and in good condition. He was transported to shore and then taken to a local hospital as a precaution.”
Jorganson said the pilot swam approximately 15 miles toward shore before being picked up.
The cause of the plane crash is currently under investigation.