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Incentives

Muskegon Area First is committed to helping new and expanding employers succeed.


A number of incentives programs are available, which range from tax abatements and tax exemptions to grants and loans to customized workforce development and international trade participation programs.

Below is an overview of available opportunities. For additional details about eligibility and application processes, please contact Muskegon Area First. Our team is here and ready to assist you.

Tax Abatements & Exemptions

Industrial Property Tax Abatement (PA 198)
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Commercial Rehabilitation Act (PA 210)
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Commercial Redevelopment Act (PA 255)
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Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) (PA 146)
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Agricultural Processing RenaissanceZones (APRZ)

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State Essential Services Assessment (SESA) Exemption Program
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Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (PA 381)
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Grants

Michigan Business Development Program
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Community Development Block Grant
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Community Revitalization Fund
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Financing

Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(A) Loan

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Agribusiness Financing Programs

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Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan

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Emerging Technologies Fund (ETF)

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Michigan Collateral Support Program 

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Michigan Business Growth Fund Loan Participation Program

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Private Activity Bond Financing 

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Taxable Bond Financing 

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Tax-Exempt Revenue Bond Financing

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USDA Rural Development (RD) Business and Industry Loan

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Workforce Development

On-The-Job Training (OJT)

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Going Pro for Talent Fund

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Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP) (P A 359 AND 360)

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Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

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International Trade Participation

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Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)

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Michigan State Trade Export Promotion (MI-STEP) Export Marketing Grants

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Export Working Capital Program (EWCP)

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Other Incentives

Pure Michigan Business Connect - Program Overview 

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Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)

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