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Displaying items tagged: West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:00

West Michigan projects shut out of lucrative federal grant program

Late last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce named 60 finalists across the country that each could be eligible for up to $100 million in grants to support regional economic development initiatives. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:40

Muskegon transit agency replaces some fixed routes with Uber-like program

MUSKEGON — Facing ongoing budget constraints, the Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) is launching a new program this week that aims to cut costs while providing the same level of service through an on-demand platform similar to Uber and Lyft.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 11 September 2020 14:21

Federal grant to help advance lakeshore economic development

MUSKEGON — A federal grant will pay for an analysis on how groups that support entrepreneurs and startup companies in West Michigan can adjust for when the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 04 August 2018 00:07

State of Flux: Great Lakes water level variability leads to uncertainty for coastal areas

Fluctuating water levels remain a fact of life along the West Michigan coast and for inland lakes.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 March 2018 17:38

Muskegon Lake’s rebirth opens city to new water-focused uses

Similar to the city that borders its shores, Muskegon Lake’s progress has experienced setbacks and successes, with many different groups working behind the scenes to position the lake as an attractive place to live, work and play.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:26

Port project at former Muskegon coal plant aims to tap into region’s ag industry

MUSKEGON — As a result of the challenging economics of maintaining decades-old coal plants, communities nationwide have wrestled with how to replace lost tax revenue and repurpose large industrial brownfield sites when those facilities close.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:43

Q&A: Erin Kuhn Executive Director, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

Marketing and rebranding the Port of Muskegon — the only natural deepwater commercial port on West Michigan’s coast — continues to be a priority for public and private stakeholders across the region. The goal: Creating a regional logistics hub offering a variety of transportation options to better move goods. Much of the work is overseen by Muskegon-based West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC), a four-county planning and development agency. Last month, the group hosted Port Day to showcase their efforts to the business community. MiBiz spoke with WMSRDC’s Executive Director Erin Kuhn to discuss the group’s efforts. 

Published in Q&A