Infrastructure, Transportation, and Utilities

The availability of utilities, infrastructure and accessible can be the difference between a good and great site when a business is selecting a new location or expansion opportunity.

Muskegon County has easy access to all modes of transportation, making it simple to distribute goods and access the global marketplace. Arguably, Muskegon County’s greatest transportation attributes is that it is home to the only natural deep water port on the west side of the state. This opens opportunities for cross-lake shipping to provide direct links to western U.S. and Asian markets. The county is also easily accessible by I-96 and CSX freight rail lines which run through the region. The County is positioned within a three hour drive to Chicago and Detroit. 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.

Access to and from Muskegon County is easy.

The County and partner organizations' continued investment in transportation and utility infrastructure offers more benefits for businesses seeking to expand and relocate.

Infrastructure and Transportation

Interstate Access

I-96 and U.S. 31

Rail Provider

CSX and Genessee & Wyoming

Nearest Commercial/Cargo Airport

Muskegon County Airport

Nearest International Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (45 minutes away from Muskegon County)

Port Access

Port of Muskegon

Public Transit

Muskegon Area Transit System



Ferry Express

Lake Express Ferry