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Displaying items by tag: Greater Muskegon 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