Displaying items tagged: Muskegon Area First

Thursday, 17 December 2020 12:14

Muskegon Area First rebrands as Greater Muskegon Economic Development to ‘better identify our mission’

The economic development organization for the Muskegon area has taken on a new name.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:30

BASF to close Muskegon-area facility by 2022

MUSKEGON TWP. — Multinational chemical producer BASF announced this week that it’s closing its herbicide production facility in Muskegon Township by 2022.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 16:31

Federal grant to support launch of West Michigan food research center, incubator

A West Michigan food processing research center and incubator is among beneficiaries of federal grant funding to bolster small businesses in West and Southwest Michigan.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 11 October 2020 19:00

West Michigan Food Processing Association helps companies tackle COVID-19 challenges

Under the guidance of Executive Director Marty Gerencer, the West Michigan Food Processing Association incorporated as a 501(c)(6) in February with a multi-pronged approach to support the food industry across a five-county region.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 02 February 2020 17:40

Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects

MUSKEGON — With a $19 million convention center underway, several projects on the waterfront, a micro hotel and some mixed-use buildings, downtown Muskegon has become an epicenter of development activity along the lakeshore. 

Sunday, 13 October 2019 17:37

M&A Awards: Muskegon Area First transitions to private-sector model

With former CEO Jim Edmonson back at the helm and a new board of directors, Muskegon Area First has positioned itself for fiscal and programmatic growth to support Muskegon County’s economic development into the next decade.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 15 July 2019 10:16

American Chemical Solutions to open manufacturing plant in Muskegon

MUSKEGON — American Chemical Solutions plans to breathe new life into an idled chemical manufacturing plant on the lakeshore.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

In shift to private sector model, Muskegon Area First takes more proactive role

MUSKEGON — Jim Edmonson’s return to a position he first held 15 years ago provides momentum for Muskegon Area First, whose directors are planning for the future after restructuring the economic development organization into a private-sector-led model.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:00

Restructured Muskegon Area First taps former exec as new CEO

MUSKEGON — After restructuring into a private-sector-led group, the economic development organization for Muskegon County brought back a prior chief executive.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:31

Muskegon staffs up city economic development office

MUSKEGON — The city of Muskegon has bolstered its economic development office amid a wave of major redevelopment projects, and while a local support organization continues to define its future and transition to private-sector support. The city reorganized and expanded the office from a half-time economic development position shared through a contract with Muskegon County, to two new full-time, in-house staffers.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:48

Sell Local: Initiative asks business owners to consider preserving local ownership when looking to exit

One West Michigan adviser hopes to channel the cultural shift toward localism into corporate succession planning by helping business owners preserve local ownership of their companies after an exit.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:48

Economic developers prioritize educating legislators to keep West Michigan competitive

The budget cuts at the state’s economic development organization have forced industry executives in West Michigan to adjust their tactics. 

Published in Economic Development