Displaying items tagged: Greater Muskegon Economic Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People in the News: May 23, 2022
Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2021
Here is the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2021.
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.