Hugging the eastern shore of Lake Michigan just three hours north of Chicago in West Michigan, Muskegon County is home to a rare mix of industrial and agricultural production that make it fertile ground for advanced manufacturers and food processors alike.
Within a 500 mile radius of Michigan, you will find over 50% of the US Population and the number one border crossing in North America – Detroit and Windsor.
Some of the biggest names in business including GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, and Howmet have major operations in Muskegon County, along with more than 250 other manufacturers and defense contractors. Not far from the industrial heart of the county, some of the nation’s top fruit and vegetable growers of cherries, blueberries, apples and cucumbers are thriving side by side with dairy and crop farmers.
It is little wonder that the state of Michigan is among the top 20 for food processing in the nation.
With excess capacity of 30 MGD (millions of gallons per day), the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System is a strong asset for businesses in need of high capacity industrial wastewater treatment. The system provides miles of pipeline connecting it to points throughout the county and offers low wastewater charges and low surcharge rates for high strength wastes, helping to slash production costs in an environmentally friendly way.
Muskegon County is known for its diverse, entrepreneur-driven economy and is a leader in advanced manufacturing with specialization in metal, plastics, alternative energy, and agricultural products. Global companies call us home thanks to our pro-business atmosphere, excellent infrastructure, natural resources, and location.
As a popular Midwest waterfront destination for year-round tourism, culture, and outdoor recreational activities, Muskegon is currently experiencing a renaissance, making it an ideal West Michigan location to live, work, and play.
With a deep-water port, state-of-the-art wastewater system, and nearby regional and international airports, Muskegon County has the right infrastructure for business.
From tax exemptions to grants and customized workforce development programs, Muskegon County offers many attractive incentives.
Muskegon County is home to five Opportunity Zone census tracts offering a variety of dynamic investment possibilities.
Muskegon County has the infrastructure necessary to grow quality talent to meet today’s workforce needs.
Life on the lakeshore is good! Muskegon is humming with arts and culture, outdoor recreation, and great residential living options.
The word is getting out! Muskegon County is receiving national recognition in so many areas.