Growing your Business

Muskegon Area First thanks you for choosing Muskegon County as your business location, and we are dedicated to providing you with outstanding service for expanding and relocating your business in Muskegon County.


Why Do Business Here?

Muskegon County is known for its diverse, entrepreneur-driven economy as a global leader in advanced manufacturing with specialization in metal, plastics, alternative energy, and agricultural products  Muskegon County is a popular Midwest waterfront destination for year-round tourism, culture, and recreational activities,  as well as a destination for residential living and retirement. 

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Below are resources who support Muskegon County’s thriving small business segment.

Muskegon History

Founded in 1859, Muskegon County is a vibrant shoreline community which stretches 26 miles along Lake Michigan in Western Michigan. Muskegon County has an extensive history of advanced manufacturing leaders and is home to several major manufacturers in core industries such as aerospace, automotive, furniture, food processing, and chemical and defense contracting.

Made in Muskegon

Made in Muskegon products and components are used all over the world and represent the innovation and ingenuity of our companies. The county’s wide-ranging manufacturing sectors includes makers of airplane parts, door handles, manhole covers, medical devices, custom furniture, kayaks, draft latte coffees, and craft beer.

This outstanding industrial base has fueled economic growth in other areas such as life sciences and energy technology. Add to this a pro-business environment, a nimble, industry-specific, and customized education-to-workforce pipeline ensuring the county has the skilled workforce essential to fulfilling the requirements of the jobs of today, tomorrow, and the future, and the quality of life that comes with a location by a large body of water and the decision of doing business in Muskegon County becomes apparent.

More about Muskegon

Muskegon County has a population of 173,408 according to the July 1, 2017, (V2017) US Census. 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 nearly 1.3 million persons.