Economic Vision for Muskegon

The future of the Muskegon Lakeshore is brighter than ever…

The vision is to create a vibrant waterfront community where all people may live and prosper in a healthy environment.  This vision is a product of the Muskegon Area-Wide Plan; many organizations were involved including the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Muskegon Area First, the local units of government and the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission.

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To reach this vision, community leaders and citizens must focus on developing the following community assets:

  • A welcoming and diverse culture
  • Educated and globally minded citizens
  • A safe environment for all people
  • Protected and preserved natural resources
  • Affordable cost of doing business and living
  • Coordinated land use planning
  • Global transportation access
  • Government cooperation and harmonious community leadership
  • Outstanding and well-funded institutions, facilities, and businesses
  • County-wide state-of-the-art public infrastructure, including technology

Muskegon County, Michigan is known for its diverse, entrepreneur driven economy as:

  • A global leader in advanced manufacturing with specialization in metal, plastics, alternative energy, and agricultural products
  • A popular Midwest waterfront destination for year-around tourism, culture, and recreation activities
  • A popular Midwest waterfront destination for residential living and retirement
  • The regional lakeshore center for affordable. quality health care in basic and specialty services
  • The regional lakeshore center for life-long learning with emphasis in workforce training, early childhood through higher level adult education, and private and public research
  • The Regional lakeshore center for retail services

 

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The vision for Muskegon County is already becoming a reality as we continue to see investment and job creation throughout this community.