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Displaying items tagged: Greater Muskegon Economic Development

Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:39

Wastewater pipeline to spur agribiz growth plans in West Michigan

A new 20-mile pipeline more than a decade in the making will support growth plans for multiple West Michigan agribusinesses that have been hampered by limited wastewater infrastructure.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 15:06

Port City Ventures invests in Rolar Products amid expansion to new Muskegon-area plant

MUSKEGON — Private equity and venture capital firm Port City Ventures LLC’s capital investment in Rolar Products Inc. will go to support further growth.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 18 October 2022 16:21

Economic developers inventory top 10 large West Michigan properties to help lure projects

Three economic development organizations serving a 13-county region in West Michigan have narrowed nearly 150 properties down to 10 sites that would be suitable for potentially large industrial or advanced manufacturing projects.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 18:11

Construction begins on first new Muskegon Heights home in 17 years

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — Construction began today on what will be the first new home built in Muskegon Heights in 17 years — a literal and symbolic step in the city’s revitalization, according to local officials.

Thursday, 21 July 2022 13:33

Downtown Muskegon Heights redevelopment lands $250K boost from Consumers Energy Foundation

Muskegon Heights’ downtown revitalization plan has received a $250,000 boost from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 July 2022 18:24

Muskegon Heights aims for downtown ‘renaissance’ with vision plan

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS — Muskegon Heights leaders plan to convert the vacant storefronts, run-down historic theater and barren park in the city’s downtown into a thriving corridor reminiscent of past decades before population and revenue loss. 

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 11:09

Life sciences company investing up to $430M to revive former BASF site in Muskegon Twp.

MUSKEGON TWP. — A former BASF herbicide production facility in Muskegon County would return to life with a potential $430 million capital investment by Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:04

Muskegon Lake cleanup milestone creates ‘greater energy’ around future developments

MUSKEGON — Community leaders and environmental advocates say a recent cleanup milestone will continue to spur development projects around Muskegon Lake and help the city’s ability to attract new residents.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:24

People in the News: May 23, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022 

Published in Talent

Monday, 09 May 2022 17:08

Howmet foundation awards $200K for food science education in Muskegon

The Howmet Aerospace Foundation has awarded $200,000 in grant funding to provide Muskegon-area students with increased access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through the lens of food processing and food science.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 06 May 2022 12:09

Greater Muskegon Economic Development names new CEO after 3-year reorganization

Muskegon County’s economic development organization has named Marla Schneider as its new president and CEO following a three-year restructuring the organization took on to attract new corporate funders and revamp strategic planning. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 16:53

Greater Muskegon Economic Development seeks new leader as restructuring continues

Muskegon County’s economic development organization is seeking new leadership as the firm continues a restructuring focused on attracting new corporate funders and coordinating strategic planning in communities.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:26

Food incubators, accelerators on the rise in West Michigan

KALAMAZOO — When it first opened in 2008, the Can-Do Kitchen in Kalamazoo provided an avenue for budding food entrepreneurs to take their businesses outside of their homes and into a professional kitchen.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:34

West Michigan economic development groups launch Industry 4.0 campaign

West Michigan economic development organizations have launched a campaign aimed at preparing local manufacturers to adopt Industry 4.0 technology and practices.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:10

State funding nudges manufacturers into Industry 4.0

As the owner of two West Michigan-based manufacturing operations, Jay Garside is leaning on state resources to usher his businesses along their Industry 4.0 journeys.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 19 March 2021 15:58

West Michigan food processing incubator opens in Muskegon

MUSKEGON — An 8,000-square-foot food processing business incubator in Muskegon is now open and accepting new tenants.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 03 January 2021 11:51

MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2021

Here is the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 17 December 2020 12:14

Muskegon Area First rebrands as Greater Muskegon Economic Development to ‘better identify our mission’

The economic development organization for the Muskegon area has taken on a new name.

Published in Economic Development