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Muskegon’s B.C. Cobb plant featured in museum 2 years after closure

MUSKEGON, MI -The B.C. Cobb power plant is officially history.

 

A scale model of the B.C. Cobb power plant is among summer 2018 exhibits at the Muskegon Heritage Museum.

 

The museum tells the stories of Muskegon-area businesses’ “unique and extraordinary” histories. Five new exhibits will be revealed this summer in the three-story, 12,000-square-foot museum, 561 W. Western Ave. downtown Muskegon.

 

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Watch them go: Once nearly vacant and abandoned, downtown Muskegon finds new life

MUSKEGON — A dozen years ago, after the demolition of the former Muskegon Mall, an eight-block area in the heart of downtown sat vacant, filled with sand, shells of vacant buildings and few people.

 

But community leaders behind the Imagine Muskegon campaign, led by the Downtown Muskegon Development Corp. (DMDC), had a plan and a vision for the site, starting with the rebuilding of Western Avenue in 2006. Then the recession hit.

 

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Meet Muskegon’s outstanding entrepreneur 2018, plus 6 honorees

Innovative entrepreneurs who have made an impact on the Muskegon-area were recognized at the 2018 “E Awards.”

 

Six Entrepreneurs of Excellence were celebrated for their entrepreneurial spirit, while one was named Outstanding Entrepreneur 2018 for her work since 1987.

 

About 100 people gathered at the Muskegon Country Club for the event on Friday, April 27.

 

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Spa owner named Entrepreneur of the Year

The 2018 outstanding Entrepreneur of the year in Muskegon is the owner of the Salon 297 hair studio and day spa.

 

Lari Hines was not able to attend the Muskegon lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s E-Awards luncheon her daughter was graduating from the University of Michigan.

 

Her staff at Salon 297 gladly accepted the award on her behalf, and they say it’s something she deserves.

 

Read the full WZZM13 article here.

 

GVSU reports $849 million regional economic impact

Grand Valley State University is reporting an annual economic impact on the region of $849 million.

 

The economic impact report covers Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties, and it looked at data from 2016-2017. The university employs more than 3,600 people and enrolls more than 25,000 students who spend money and pay taxes in the area.

 

Read the full WZZM13 article here.

 

April 2018 Watch Muskegon Market Report

Lake Express Ferry’s 15th season of service begins April 27

MILWAUKEE — The Lake Express Ferry’s 15th season of service begins Friday, April 27, and continues through June 14, offering two daily round-trips from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Mich. There will be three daily round-trips from June 15 through Sept. 3. The travel season ends toward the end of October.

 

Read the full Fox6 article here.

 

Muskegon Heritage Museum Community Days: Board of Trade – Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 125 Years

The Muskegon Heritage Museum is offering “Community Days” throughout the 2018 season with free admission sponsored by Consumers Energy Foundation!  Saturday, September 22, the theme is “Board of Trade – Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 125 Years,” featuring guests from the Chamber staff.  For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

 

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Muskegon hopes to land ‘significant’ manufacturing plant with industrial park expansion

MUSKEGON — By adding 22.7 acres of land to the Port City Industrial Park, the city of Muskegon hopes to lure an expanding light-industrial manufacturer to the site.

 

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Muskegon hopes to land ‘significant’ manufacturing plant with industrial park expansion

MUSKEGON — By adding 22.7 acres of land to the Port City Industrial Park, the city of Muskegon hopes to lure an expanding light-industrial manufacturer to the site.

 

Citing a need for large developable sites larger than two to three acres, the city purchased the property at 2420 Remembrance Drive for $340,500. According to City Manager Frank Peterson, the addition is aimed at meeting the needs of “today’s manufacturers,” while also spurring the creation of 150 to 250 full-time jobs.

 

“We are targeting one particular company,” Peterson wrote in an email to MiBiz. “While we are not in a position to announce which company that is at this time, we do expect that their investment in the property will be significant. The industry-type that we are seeking for the site would likely be classified as light-industrial — including some processing, assembly, and distribution.”

 

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