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In politically conservative Calhoun County, Scott Fleming embraces the economic potential of legal marijuana businesses.

Published in Economic Development

MUSKEGON — A dozen years ago, after the demolition of the former Muskegon Mall, an eight-block area in the heart of downtown sat vacant, filled with sand, shells of vacant buildings and few people.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

A year after diversifying its focus beyond alternative energy technology, Muskegon Innovation Hub continues to find ways to reach and serve both entrepreneurs and the greater community.

Published in Education

MUSKEGON — High school graduates in Muskegon County will now have access to scholarship funds that will pay for two years of community college.

Published in Education

Put a group of local executives together to talk about their hiring needs and it probably won’t be long before the phrases start to fly.

Published in Human Resources

As Muskegon-area manufacturers continue to get a bounce from the region’s economic recovery, many of them worry that their ability to continue growing will face constraints related to the availability of qualified talent.

Published in Manufacturing

While talent development and some legislative reforms may prove to be challenges, West Michigan chambers of commerce executives feel confident looking ahead to 2015 as they project increased business investment in their individual communities.

Published in Crystal Ball

Gary Allore views getting people to understand the financial status of the Mercy Health organization as a critical piece of his role as CFO.

Published in CFO Award Profiles
Monday, 06 February 2012 12:22

Muskegon’s Blue Economy future?

Muskegon is sitting on a gold mine, and it is colored “blue.” That is a major part of the message that John C. Austin, director of the Brookings Institution Great Lakes Economic Initiative, delivered to the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27. Austin joined W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research’s George Erickcek in a joint presentation on Muskegon’s economic outlook.

Published in Economic Development

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