Lake Superior Science Center Committee Completes Feasibility Study on Proposed Science Building

Updated: February 19, 2020 02:52 PM

The Lake Superior Science Center Committee announced the completion of their two yearlong feasibility study to build a science center on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay.


They presented their findings Tuesday evening at Ashland's City Hall. The study gave a comparison on usage of the land as commercial, residential, or as a science center.

"What we found was that the science center economic development is hands down, much more viable for the area than either of the other two options,” said Richard Ketring, a committee member.

The committee said the study points out the opportunity the area has to further its reputation as a center for research on the eco-systems within the Lake Superior Basin. It would also serve as an educational source for local students.

The study further stated that the science center would create additional job opportunities and add around $7 million annually to the area.

To read the study, click here.

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