International Biopharma Manufacturer Coming to Muskegon Charter Township

Business News |Aug 3, 2022|2 min read
Cytiva, a global life sciences leader, is investing in additional resins manufacturing operations outside of Sweden for the first time in the company’s history with the acquisition of a new facility in Muskegon. The new chromatography resins manufacturing site is part of Cytiva and Pall Corporation’s 1.5 billion USD capacity expansion investment. Cytiva plans to ...
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Muskegon Heights Receives $250,000 from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Downtown Improvements

Business News |Jul 22, 2022|2 min read
The City of Muskegon Heights has been awarded a $250,000 Prosperity Award from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support the “Reaching New Muskegon Heights” vision plan for downtown. The application process was led by GMED Community Development Specialist Cathy Brubaker-Clarke. Funds will be used to make improvements at Rowan Park in the heart of downtown, ...
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Muskegon Heights DDA Approves Downtown Vision Plan

Business News |Jun 9, 2022|4 min read
Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) in partnership with the City of Muskegon Heights is pleased to announce that the City’s downtown development authority (DDA) has approved the “Reaching New Muskegon Heights” vision plan for downtown Muskegon Heights. The plan is part of a larger New Muskegon Heights initiative and is the culmination of an 18-month ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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  ...
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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 ...
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