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Business & Community Resources

 


Meet our local partners for economic growth in Muskegon County.

The City of Muskegon Economic Development Department

The City of Muskegon’s economic development department promotes property owned and targeted to be owned by the City. This section also works with programs such as the Tax Abatements, Brownfields, Revolving Fund Loans, Capital Improvement Grants, SmartZones, and Foreign Trade Zones. Learn more.

County of Muskegon Economic Development Department

The County’s economic department promotes county-owned and county targeted properties to help businesses locate or expand in Muskegon County. Learn more.

West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development (WMSRDC)

WMSRDC is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. WMSRDC’s mission is to promote and foster regional development in West Michigan through cooperation amongst local governments and other regional partners. WMSRDC provides services and manages and administers programs in homeland security, transportation planning, economic development, environmental planning, community development, local government services, and other special projects.

The Muskegon Business Resource Team (BRT) is a client-focused business collaborative of local, regional, and state business support organizations which offer responsive business solutions to entrepreneurs and businesses.

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a member-based agency that creates an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy and valued member services.

Muskegon Area First PTAC

Muskegon Area First PTAC provides procurement support to local companies interested in doing business with local, state, and federalgovernments.  MAF PTAC is funded by the federal government and 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. PTAC prepares area businesses to compete for government contracts, educating them regarding the opportunities, requirements, and process of becoming successful government contractors. PTAC provides pre and post-award assistance, helping companies through the entire procurement process from registering as a government contractor and finding bid opportunities through proposal preparation and post-award modifications.

The Muskegon Innovation Hub

Established by the City of Muskegon, Grand Valley State University, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Muskegon Innovation Hub (the Hub) is located in one of the state’s first SmartZones. The Hub’s original focus was clean energy technology but has  broadened its horizons to target companies centered on innovation. The Hub’s goal is to be a key partner in the region’s economic development ecosystem, supporting startup businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovation teams. Learn more.

Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Vureau

Located in the historic 1895 Union Depot in downtown Muskegon, the Muskegon County Convention and Visitor Bureau has tourism information, schedules of events, lists of attractions, accommodations, historical information and much, much more!

Downtown Muskegon Now

Downtown Muskegon Now is the economic development agency specifically for downtown Muskegon. Downtown Muskegon is located in the city of Muskegon, a municipality of 38,500 people, in Muskegon County, which has a diverse population of 172,000. Muskegon is a proud part of West Michigan — an economically and socially vibrant region of 1.2 million people. Downtown Muskegon is along the southern shore of Muskegon Lake from the end of Western Avenue on the west to Muskegon Avenue on the south, Ottawa Avenue on the east and the lakeshore on the north. An integral part of the Nelson Neighborhood, Downtown Muskegon includes the waterfront, Midtown, Western Waterfront and Pine Street districts. Downtown Muskegon stretches west towards the Lakeside District and its new Windward Pointe waterfront development.