The Aerotropolis project was developed between Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus and Willow Run Airport in Van Buren Township with the goal of turning it into an airport-centered commercial area and The Pinnacle Aeropark being at the Hub of it.
The completion of road construction in the Pinnacle Aeropark development area could now help to move business forward. The road investment is a statement that says the Township is willing to do what it takes to create jobs and attractions for residents and travelers.
There is great exposure potential along I-275 for new and existing companies that are looking to relocate. The group is looking for aviation-reliant businesses or aerospace industries, manufacturing, medical technologies, research and development facilities or companies that might be in the business of moving passenger or freight.
The Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine’s website says the Aerotropolis’ initiative is to “support the economic development of southeast Michigan and create thousands of jobs for residents of the region.”The site also indicates that its goal is turning southeastern Michigan into a bustling hub of air commerce, and estimates that when finished it could create up to 64,000 jobs.
Wayne County already has spent $26 million on the infrastructure of the development in this aera, according to officials, and is willing to spend about $6.5 million more in bonds and federal grants to finish the project, which has been on the table since 1999.