Monday, February 25, 2002
1,000 Square Foot Facility to Showcase Michigan’s Business and Travel Appeal
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) celebrated the grand opening of the Michigan Business and Visitor Center at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Midfield Terminal on Sunday.
The 1,000 square foot visitor center is designed to help market the state as a business location and travel destination. It is centrally located at the mid-point of the mile-long terminal.The center will be staffed with customer service representatives seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
“The Visitor Center will promote Michigan as an attractive destination to first time visitors and Michigan residents alike,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.“It’s a fantastic opportunity to show to an international audience why Michigan is an excellent choice as a business and travel destination.”
The Michigan Business and Visitor Center is staffed 12 hours a day to supply information and offer a variety of publications and brochures promoting Michigan’s excellent business climate and vacation destination choices.
Detroit Metro’s new Midfield Terminal facility is considered one of the premier airport facilities in the United States.The mile-long terminal houses Northwest Airlines and its partners as well as international carriers such as British Airways and Lufthansa.It features a retail area that includes 76 restaurants and shops.The facility is expected to service 30 million passengers a year and contribute more than $5 billion to Michigan’s economy.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.