From The Grand Rapids Business Journal: https://www.grbj.com/articles/91100-muskegon-leaders-realize-greatest-asset
Moving Muskegon into the future has always been a slow….long-term process. The Grand Rapids Business Journal article does a nice job outlining the transformations taking place and what the future holds for the southern part of Muskegon Lake. Of course, Muskegon needs to leverage its best assets, Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan.
As stated in the article….industry has been moved off the lake and newer, environmental friendly development is taking place….the largest on the former Saapi paper mill site.
While Muskegon won’t be another Traverse City, it can be a good place on Lake Michigan….especially in relation to Grand Rapids.
Other things do have to take place….revitalize Muskegon and Muskegon Heights by the elimination of substandard housing and funding of public education.
While the next ten years will be better….it has taken a great deal of time.
From years ago: Great Lakes ore carriers parked on Muskegon Lake during a steel strike –