Muskegon County manufacturing sector is known as a global leader in advanced manufacturing with specialization in metals, plastics, furniture, aerospace, chemicals, medical devices, agricultural products, and more. With a lower cost of living and doing business than surrounding counties and strategic proximity to rail, highways, the largest natural deep-water port in West Michigan, and regional and international airports, Muskegon County is poised to continue to accelerate as a manufacturing hub for West Michigan and the State of Michigan.

Currently the manufacturing industry employs over 21% of the Muskegon County workforce.



Learn more about the key players in the Muskegon County advanced manufacturing industry by viewing our Manufacturers Directory.

Advanced Manufacturing in Muskegon County by the numbers...

Muskegon Co Jobs - 55% above Natl Avg
Avg Yearly Earnings
Top 5 Occupations
  • Machinists
  • Misc Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Grinding, Lapping, Polishing Tool Operators
  • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production

Case Study

Smart Vision Lights
Smart Vision Lights

While working to solve quality control problems for Michigan manufacturers, Matt Pinter Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Smart Vision Lights needed specialty LED lights. The lights were used in machine vision, a technology that allows machines to “see” using a camera and special LED lights. Without the right lights he could not get the results he needed, so he solved the problem by designing and building his own.

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Smart Vision Lights

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