Marla Schneider Named New GMED President/CEO

Business News |May 15, 2022|2 min read
Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) is pleased to announce that Marla Schneider will join the organization as President/CEO beginning June 1, 2022. She will take the reins from Jim Edmonson, who was hired in 2019 to help implement a three-year transition plan for the organization. Schneider spent a decade working as the Vice President of ...

Norton Shores Approves Tax Abatement for Local Manufacturer Expansion

Business News |May 15, 2022|2 min read
Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) is pleased to announce that the City of Norton Shores has approved a 12-year tax abatement for local manufacturer Seal Bond for their new 200,000 square foot production facility at 1251 East Mt. Garfield Rd. in Norton Shores. Seal Bond produces industrial adhesives, sealants and coatings for a variety of ...

Howmet Grant to Grow STEM Curriculum for Muskegon Area Students

Business News |May 15, 2022|3 min read
The Howmet Aerospace Foundation and Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) are pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to support new and expanded STEM education for Muskegon area students. Funds will be used to establish The Howmet Center for Sustainable Science and Technology, which will allow Muskegon Community College and Muskegon ...

Whitehall Manufacturer Receives Tax Abatement for Major Expansion

Business News |Apr 18, 2022|2 min read
Whitehall, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) and Whitehall Township are pleased to announce that Fusion Fluid has received a 12-year tax abatement to expand its production facility located at 8555 Silver Creek Road in Whitehall. Fusion Fluid manufactures fluid blending equipment for a variety of industries such as pharma, biopharma, green energy, personal ...

Case Study: Challenge Machinery

Key Industry Case Studies |Mar 22, 2022|3 min read
Challenge Machinery History      Challenge Machinery has been in business for over 151 years and is now the sole U.S. manufacturer of paper cutters/guillotine cutters for the printing industry. The company dates back to 1870 when it was founded by partners, James L Lee and Paul Shniedewend, as Shniedewend & Lee. Current President Todd Huizingh discovered ...

2022 Regional Business Intelligence Report Now Available

Business News |Feb 25, 2022|1 min read
Greater Muskegon Economic Development has partnered with Lakeshore Advantage and The Chamber Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg to produce the 2022 Regional Business Intelligence Report.  This report provides an overview of the economic health of Allegan, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties based on information gathered from over 120 business executives. Click on the link below to view the  ...

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 ...

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