The Community Foundation for Muskegon County Receives $25,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Historic Restoration Project

Business News, Community News |Oct 31, 2023|4 min read
Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development authored a grant on behalf of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to receive funding for a key demolition and repair project in downtown Muskegon. Both organizations are thrilled to announce today, a generous grant of $25,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation to advance the restoration efforts of ...

Pacific Floorcare to Invest $2.5M in Expansion and Create New Jobs in the City of Muskegon

Business News |May 24, 2023|3 min read
36,000 square foot expansion to accommodate product and personnel growth Muskegon, Mich. – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) announced today that Pacific Floorcare, a company dedicated to providing quality, innovative floor care equipment to its customers, is expanding its operations in the City of Muskegon. The new development includes a 36,000 sq. ft. expansion to the ...

Western Governors University Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager for Michigan

Business News |May 24, 2023|2 min read
MICHIGAN (MAY 23, 2023) – Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited, affordable and non-profit online university, recently named Robert Upton, Jr. as Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) of WGU’s Central Region, which includes Michigan. Upton brings a strong track record of working with higher education where he led student recruitment and strategic partnerships. In Upton’s new ...

Michigan’s Lively Up Kombucha Takes Over the State with 125 Meijer Store Distribution

Business News, Community News |May 17, 2023|5 min read
Lively Up Kombucha Goes Big, Celebrating Muskegon Roots with Recent Widespread Sales Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development is excited to announce that Lively Up Kombucha, a Muskegon-based kombucha company, now has products available in all 125 Meijer stores in Michigan. The company has grown tremendously since its inception in 2017, operating in a ...

Gordon Water Systems Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Business News |Apr 12, 2023|2 min read
The year 2023 marks the 50th year of business for Gordon Water Systems, a family-owned company that serves as a provider of bottled water and water treatment solutions to the residents and businesses of West Michigan. Gordon Water Systems was founded in 1973 by Gordon & Merlyn Duisterhof as a water softener dealership, and soon ...

Muskegon Lakeshore Economy Continues to Grow

Business News, Chamber Blog |Jan 30, 2023|2 min read
Muskegon, MI – Economist, Dr. Paul Isely, presented the annual Muskegon County Economic Forecast for 2023 to over 350 business leaders at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s Business for Breakfast on Friday, January 27. As the effects of the pandemic fade, the nation will continue to see inflation but Muskegon County is on a ...

BETTING ON MUSKEGON: Parkland Properties plans ‘flagship’ project at Watermark Center

Business News, Community News |Jan 30, 2023|8 min read
by Kate Carlson MiBiz MUSKEGON — Parkland Properties President Jon Rooks felt a sense of obligation to purchase the former Shaw Walker Furniture Co. building in Muskegon, where the company now plans a $220 million redevelopment. Parkland Properties plans to convert the 15-acre site with abandoned and blighted industrial buildings into a mixed-use development with 450 to ...

Rolar Products Expands Operations with New Facility

Business News |Jan 30, 2023|3 min read
Implementing High-Tech Equipment and Integrated Software Solutions MUSKEGON, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) is pleased to announce that Rolar Products, a leading provider of precision machined parts for the medical and aerospace industries, has expanded its operations and moved to a new facility at 2076 Northwoods Drive in Egelston Township. Rolar’s new 60,000 ...

Muskegon’s 2023 Business Excellence Award Winners Announced

Business News, Chamber Blog |Jan 24, 2023|2 min read
Muskegon, MI – The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing six businesses for outstanding performance at the third annual “Business Excellence Awards” Luncheon. This year’s winners set the standard of excellence every day in their business sector.   The 2023 Excellence Award Winners are:   Employer of Choice – Wesco Manufacturing – Smart ...

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