MSU Grows FARM Accelerator at Muskegon Community College

Business News |Aug 5, 2021|4 min read
The partnership aims to connect the resources of Michigan State University with west Michigan entrepreneurs and food companies. MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Michigan State University (MSU) Product Center and the West Michigan Food Processing Association announced a partnership on Monday, August 2 that brings the university’s resources to the doorstep of west Michigan food companies and innovative entrepreneurs. “Our ...

Michigan Receives Gold Award for Manufacturing Growth

Business News |Jun 16, 2021|1 min read
Michigan has been awarded a 2021 Manufacturing Gold Shovel award from Area Development Magazine for its continued growth in private investment and jobs created in manufacturing. The annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes, and promotions that attract new employers ...

New Food Processing Business Incubator Complete, Ready for Tenants

Business News |Mar 19, 2021|3 min read
Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) and the West Michigan Food Processing Association are pleased to announce that construction of a new food processing business incubator is complete and ready for tenants. The 8,000 square foot facility, named “FARM” (Food, Agriculture, Research, Manufacturing Center), is located on the campus of Muskegon Community College ...

Over 62,000 Accepted for Michigan Reconnect Scholarships in First Six Weeks

Business News |Mar 17, 2021|5 min read
New state initiative has already attracted 12,000+ West MI applicants for tuition-free community college. In the six weeks since launching Michigan Reconnect, enough Michiganders have applied for tuition-free community college to nearly fill Ford Field. “With over 62,000 applications statewide since the program launched Feb. 2, we can see that Michigan adults are excited to ...

Community Input Needed for Downtown Muskegon Heights Plan

Business News |Feb 18, 2021|3 min read
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2021 Muskegon, MI – The City of Muskegon Heights, Greater Muskegon Economic Development, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and SmithGroup are coming together to create the “Reaching New Muskegon Heights” vision plan for the future of downtown Muskegon Heights. The City, along with its ...

Muskegon-Based Cleaning Supply Manufacturer Announces Revolutionary New Air Sanitizer

Business News |Jan 21, 2021|1 min read
The Geerpres® UVairo UV-C Air Sanitizer provides an active layer of protection and confidence against airborne viruses to ensure people are safe indoors and in shared spaces such as a doctor’s office, daycarefacility, restaurant, or manufacturing facility. Learn more about the Geerpres® UVairo UV-C Air Sanitizer by reading the full press release and visiting their ...

Muskegon Economic Development Agency Announces New Name, Launches New Website

Business News |Dec 17, 2020|3 min read
Muskegon, MI – Muskegon’s principal economic development agency, formerly known as Muskegon Area First, is pleased to announce it will now operate under the DBA “Greater Muskegon Economic Development” (GMED). The name change comes with a complete rebranding of the organization, including a new logo, new marketing materials, and a new website. “It was time ...

Case Study: Hazekamp’s Premier Foods

Key Industry Case Studies |Dec 10, 2020|3 min read
Who We Are Hazekamp’s Premier Foods is a meat and fresh food processing and distribution facility with a unique line of consumer-ready products. A family-owned business started in 1905, it is currently operated by the 4th generation of the Hazekamp family.   How We Started For 85 years we harvested animals at our facility. We ...

Case Study: Howmet Aerospace

Key Industry Case Studies |Dec 10, 2020|5 min read
Seven Decades of Manufacturing Leadership Howmet Aerospace Inc. has been a manufacturing leader since 1951. That was the year a group of engineers from Detroit-based Michigan Steel Casting Corp. arrived in Whitehall to found Misco Precision Casting Company with just 26 employees. During those early years, Misco perfected its monolithic shell process of investment casting, ...

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