Muskegon County welcomes businesses of all varieties and comprises just about all major sectors with the County’s vibrant manufacturing community representing 21% of those employed. Healthcare has also seen a surge in growth in recent years to represent an additional 18% of the County’s economic base.
A common thread tying these industries together is our well-qualified and educated workforce. Many local technical programs are available through Muskegon Community College, Baker College, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Career Tech Center, and West Michigan Works! Opportunities at the Stevenson Center for Higher Education, which is Muskegon Community College’s partnership with Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Western Michigan University, offers unique programs, allowing occupational students to transfer to high-quality baccalaureate and above programs. Our workforce, which comes at an affordable cost, is continually upgrading their skills to meet the needs of the changing economy. Add to this the abundance utility capacity and supportive local government, it is easy to see why Muskegon County is an ideal location for business development, growth, and expansion.
Known as a world-wide leader in advanced manufacturing, the Muskegon Lakeshore is poised to continue growth in the industry.
The global firms in the aerospace and defense industries that call Muskegon County home, position us as a significant national security supplier.
The food processing and agricultural giants of Muskegon County pair quality products with cutting-edge technologies.
Hard work, innovative thinking, and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well along the Lakeshore.
Muskegon County has the infrastructure necessary to grow quality talent to meet today’s workforce needs in our leading industries.
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