Southern Muskegon County is ‘prime,’ business leaders say

NORTON SHORES, MI – The state of southern Muskegon County is decidedly positive, according to a panel of business leaders.

 

A diverse panel spoke – mostly positively – about Muskegon and their businesses at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business for Breakfast titled “State of the South County” on Friday, March 23, at the Folkhurt Community Hub.

 

Panelists were Julie Sustaita, assistant general manager of The Lakes Mall; RandiLynn Talsma, owner of Blended Furniture Market; Jeff Tripp, manager of Muskegon County Airport; and Chris Witham, president of Motion Dynamics Corp.

 

Proximity to U.S. 31 and I-96 was named several times as an advantage for southern Muskegon County businesses.

 

While each panelist sees challenges and advantages for their business, the overall outlook was positive.

 

“I love being in south Muskegon,” Talsma said. “We … actually drank complete Muskegon Kool-Aid and moved here. We really love being part of Muskegon and seeing all the excitement – Watch Us Go.

 

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