June Newsletter
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Ambitious plans are in progress for the latest Muskegon development, Windward Pointe.

The 120-acre parcel, once home to the Sappi Paper Mill, may include various types of residential properties, mixed use buildings and more. Proposed features include a canal system with marina, a hardscape park, hotel and town center.

For the full story, visit MLive.
Photo Credit: DPZ CoDesign
Photo Credit: Mercy Health Muskegon
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Gary Allore, self proclaimed "Muskegon Cheerleader" intends to bring his long standing community roots to his role as the new President and CEO of Mercy Health Muskegon.

Allore has been working on the new $271-million Muskegon campus for awhile now, under his previous role as Regional Financial Officer.

Follow this link to the Grand Rapids Business Journal to read more about Allore and his plans for the healthcare system in Muskegon.
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A new plan to fill Michigan's talent pipeline was announced in Downtown Muskegon this week.

Governor Rick Snyder visited the Muskegon Community College Sturrus Technology Center on Wednesday to sign the Marshall Plan. First introduced in February, the plan aims to fill the state's talent gap and better prepare students for in-demand careers. Millions of dollars will be invested in innovative job training, workforce development and education programs.

Get the details below on WOOD TV8.
Photo Credit: Governor Rick Snyder
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Festival season is in full-effect on the Muskegon Lakeshore. The award-winning and artful experience, known as the Lakeshore Art Festival, will return on July 6 & 7 in Downtown Muskegon.

This year's festival will feature nearly 400 exhibitors with a unique blend of fine art, craft, music, food, and fun. “The Lakeshore Art Festival has been getting national attention, resulting in a record number of exhibitors, higher quality art and increased guest attendance!” commented festival Director, Carla Flanders. New activities include multiple Kayak Public Art Sculptures, an Emerging Authors Tent, The Door Project and more.
THE STATS
Homes Sold
May 2017 = 259
May 2018 = 229

Average Sale Price
May 2017 = $146,768
May 2018 = $154,350
Labor Force
May 2017 = 77,100
May 2 018 = 7 8,500

Employment
May 2017 = 73,700
May 2018 = 74,900
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Statistics provided by: Michigan Association of Realtors,  Michigan DTMB Bureau of Labor Market Information  and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
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