The Right Infrastructure for Business
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, just three hours north of Chicago, Muskegon County is part of the Grand Rapids Combined Statistical Area (CSA), the fasted-growing region in the upper Midwest with a population of nearly 1.4 million people.
Muskegon is also home to West Michigan’s largest commercial deep-water port with proposed cross-lake shipping to provide direct links to the western U.S. and Asian markets. The Muskegon County Airport offers daily flights to Chicago and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids is less than an hour’s drive.
In addition to plentiful water resources, Muskegon County is home to a wastewater system that offers over 30 MGD (millions of gallons per day) unexcelled capacity for business.
The availability of utilities, infrastructure and accessible can be the difference between a good and great site when a business is selecting a new location or expansion opportunity.
Muskegon County has easy access to all modes of transportation, making it simple to distribute goods and access the global marketplace. Arguably, Muskegon County’s greatest transportation attributes is that it is home to the only natural deep water port on the west side of the state. This opens opportunities for cross-lake shipping to provide direct links to western U.S. and Asian markets. The county is also easily accessible by I-96 and CSX freight rail lines which run through the region. The County is positioned within a three hour drive to Chicago and Detroit.
The County and partner organizations’ continued investment in transportation and utility infrastructure offers more benefits for businesses seeking to expand and relocate.
Infrastructure and Transportation
|Interstate Access||I-96 and U.S. 31|
|Rail Provider||CSX and Genessee & Wyoming|
|Nearest Cargo Airport||Muskegon County Airport|
|Nearest International Airport||Gerald R. Ford International Airport
(45 minutes away from Muskegon County)
|Port Access||Port of Muskegon|
|Public Transit||Muskegon Area Transit System|
|Ferry Express||Lake Express Ferry|
|Water/Wastewater||Muskegon County Wastewater Management System|
|Broadband||Comcast Business, ACD, Frontier, Everstream, AT&T|