Muskegon Market Report

Published monthly by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Muskegon Area First, & The Employers Association of W. Michigan, The Muskegon Market Report compares local employment and economic statistics as well as highlights recent economic news for Muskegon County. Click here to get added to the distribution list. 


Muskegon Promise Scholarship Program moves forward along with a $271 million dollar expansion.  Plus, Muskegon is looking for its next STARS! and a market analysis shows the need for downtown housing.  Click here to read the 2015 September Market Report.

Cruise Ships eye Muskegon, the L.C. Walker Arena is being re-energized, new campaigns promote economic development opportunity and training funds are available for area businesses. Click here to read the 2015 August Market Report. 

National Society names Eagle Alloy Metalcaster of the Year, Transportation infrastructure investments underway and a new plan is being developed for Muskegon Lake. Click here to read the 2015 July Market Report

Bayer Crop Science to invest $50 million in Muskegon plant, Raggedy Ann celebrates 100 years with an art installation and 95 homes are build in Fruitport Township in under 3 years.  Click here to read the 2015 June Market Report.

Leaders are getting the word out to "Watch Muskegon", Alcoa announces another $22 million investment in Whitehall, new festivals are driving tourism growth and donations lead to expansion at Muskegon Community College. Click here to read the 2015 May Market Report. 

Boats and Birds land in Muskegon, Motion Dynamics Corporation expands and community leaders "re-imagine" Muskegon Heights.  Click here to read the 2015 April Market Report. 

Muskegon vying for America's Best Community, the new Home, Garden + DIY show attracts 1,400+ attendees and, and Muskegon becomes a vacation hot spot.  Click here to read the 2015 March Market Report

Winter Sports Complex is featured in national media spotlights, manufacturers partner to offer health care benefits and Frontier Communications continues investments in the Muskegon area. Click here to read the 2015 February Market Report. 

Manufacturing leads Muskegon employment growth, Aero Foil International announces expansion plans, community stakeholders ban together for image campaign and Graphics House Companies invests $3.8 million. Click here to read the 2015 January Market Report.



Big month for Muskegon's largest manufacturer, locally owned business landmarks renovate and expand (part 2) and Muskegon based Nichols acquires Ohio based Kellermeyer. Click here to read the 2014 December Market Report.

Locally owned business landmarks renovate and expand, Muskegon gets national media attention for unemployment drop and a unique effort to attract talent is carried out during the holidays. Click here to read the 2014 November Market Report.

Economic activity on the rise, tourism partners with healthcare, new hot jobs are available, and the Port of Muskegon is chosen as the region's top priority. Click here to read the 2014 October Market Report.

Muskegon projects go regional, educational institutions plan major investments and PTAC clients are awarded $105.9 million in government contracts! Click here to read the 2014 September Market Report.

Muskegon is hiring, Sporting events and teams come to the Muskegon Lakeshore and Muskegon becomes part of the world's longest water trail.  Click here to read the 2014 August Market Report.

Dirt moves on housing developments, restaurants are on the rise and publications sell Muskegon.  Click here to read the 2014 July Market Report. 

Lakeshore Art Festival - Green & Growing, LST 393 Makes waves in GR media and expansions/jobs are on the rise in downtown, manufacturing and tourism.  Click here to read the 2014 June Market Report

Muskegon makes nationwide news in 4 publications, new Downtown Farmers Market Grand Opening, Muskegon Businesses make Michigan Top 50 Companies to Watch List and Unemployment Rates decline. Click here to read the 2014 May Market Report.

Norton Shores one of the best places in Michigan for Homeownership, new Form-Based zoning downtown and a strategic staff addition to the Convention and Visitor Bureau. Click here to read the 2014 April Market Report.

Muskegon the highlight and cover of the MML Review Magazine, Lakeshore Art Festival's second year has tremendous growth, and new businesses to the Lakeshore. Click here to read the 2014 March Market Report.

Mercy plans $220 million medical center, the new Muskegon City Manager, Frank Peterson brings energy and excitement to the area, and legislators and businesses support Muskegon Port River Barge Access.  Click here to read the 2014 February Market Report. 

Economic Forecast for Muskegon, an insight in the housing market, local contractors working on farmers market and PTAC has record year. Click here to read the 2014 January Market Report.




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