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YOUR FIRST STOP FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES

Muskegon Area First is Muskegon County's non-profit economic development corporation. Driving Economic Growth Along the Lakeshore.

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First Stop for Economic Development Services

Muskegon Area First is a countywide economic development corporation focused on leveraging public and private investment to accelerate business growth and the creation of high-quality employment opportunities in Muskegon County. Founded in 1999 by area business and governmental leaders, Muskegon Area First is the lead agency for economic development projects in the area.

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MAF PTAC

Muskegon Area First PTAC provides procurement support to local companies interested in doing business with local, state, and federal governments.

MAF PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency and is funded in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). As a regional center, MAF PTAC services companies located in a 13 County West Michigan region, which includes Muskegon County.

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Economic Advantage

Muskegon County is a fast-growing lakeshore community in Western Michigan. Muskegon has long been a center of industrial development with major manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, office furniture, defense, and related industries calling the area home. This outstanding industrial base has been an engine for economic growth and is creating opportunities in emerging industries like energy technology and life sciences. Muskegon is also home to West Michigan’s largest commercial deep-water port with proposed cross-lake shipping to provide direct links to the western U.S. and Asian markets. The Muskegon County Airport offers daily flights to Chicago and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids is less than an hour’s drive. Add to that the quality of life that comes with a location on the water, and over $1 billion in major investments, it becomes clear why Muskegon County is the preferred choice for business expansion. In addition, Muskegon is part of the Grand Rapids – Muskegon – Holland Combined Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA), the fastest growing region in the upper Midwest with a population of over 1.3 million persons. 

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