Wednesday, April 07, 1999
Doug Rothwell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announced today that it has approved a $291,200 tourism grant to Wexford County. The grant is for the Caberfae Peaks Tourism Project and will be used for road improvements and a new storm drainage system. The project is expected to result in the creation of 28 new full-time jobs. "By improving the quality of infrastructure, Wexford County will have the resources it needs to accommodate Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf Resort, as well as benefit from the new jobs created by this project," said Rothwell. Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf Resort, is primarily a winter ski resort that was established in 1936. The resort, which is located 12 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan, has 26 ski runs and six lifts. A 36-unit overnight lodge, complete with banquet facilities and a restaurant is also located at the resort. In addition, Caberfae Peaks currently features a nine-hole golf course. However, a second nine holes will be completed by the Fall of 2001 in an effort to make the resort a year-round attraction. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, formerly Michigan Jobs Commission, works in partnership with local communities and Michigan businesses to retain and expand job opportunities and improve Michigan's overall business climate.