Michigan vs. Ohio?

Chamber Blog |Mar 26, 2018|2 min read



Muskegon, MI – Muskegon, Michigan is now in the championship to beat an Ohio city in the national “Strong Towns” contest. Strong Towns is a non-profit organization that promotes communities who are financially strong and resilient through the work of local citizens or “people who care”. Both Muskegon, Michigan and Kent, Ohio were selected to enter the bracketed competition based on criteria sent to cities and towns across the nation. Both cities have won their brackets and are now considered two of the most resilient communities in the country.


“Like many places, we have worked hard to reinvent our community,” says Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. Muskegon has demonstrated resilience as they celebrate one billion dollars in investment throughout the county. “We rallied the people who care about their hometown and now have something exciting to show for it with new and expanding businesses, contemporary housing and award-winning festivals and events.”



Since Muskegon is the only city in Michigan competing for this award, the community is asking for support from all Michigan residents. Starting Monday, March 26, Michiganders are being asked to vote for Muskegon at https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/3/21/watch-and-vote-in-the-strongest-town-contest-championship-here


“By shining the light on Muskegon, we are promoting Michigan as a great place to live, work and play,” says Frank Peterson, City Manager. Help Michigan beat Ohio in this friendly competition by casting your vote for Muskegon today!