August Newsletter
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Live
The City of Muskegon was nationally recognized by Strong Towns, a non-profit community development group.

Charles Marohn, Founder and President of Strong Towns, visited Muskegon in August to congratulate city officials and citizens on becoming the 2018 Strongest Town in America. "The premise of the Strongest Town contest is not to identify the greatest city in the country, but to identify a city that is moving in the right direction, making significant strides and changes," noted Marohn.

During his visit to Muskegon, Marohn received a walking tour of the area and provided insight. Read more about his thoughts by visiting MLive.
Work
The Muskegon County Airport is responding to customer feedback by updating flight times.

Starting on October 5, a work friendly schedule will be launched, offering earlier departures from Muskegon. The "Early Out-Late In" flights will enable travelers to make more connections to destinations across the United Sates and around the world.

Read more about the changes at MKG by visiting the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Learn
The Muskegon Heritage Museum has expanded its collection, with the recent addition of five new exhibits reflecting Muskegon's economic, industrial and social history. New installations feature the B.C. Cobb Plant, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, commercial fishing industry, celery farms and Kooiman's Store.

The museum is located in a historical Western Avenue building, and has over 12,000 square feet of display space, spanning three floors.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is sponsorin g a Com munity Day on September 22, where families will receive complimentary admission to learn about Muskegon's rich history.
Play
There's always something to do along the Lakeshore and festival season isn't over yet...

Two popular events are approaching, both celebrating Muskegon's heritage. The Muskegon Polish Festival runs from August 31 through September 1 at Hackley Park and features polish food, polka music, dancing and cultural activities. The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns on September 13 through September 16. Located at Heritage Landing, the festival includes live performances at seven different covered stages. Both events feature activities for all ages.

For more on upcoming activities, check out Watch Muskegon's Featured Events page.
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THE STATS
Homes Sold
July 2018 = 229

Average Sale Price
July 2018 = $164,807
Labor Force
July 2 017 = 78,500
July 2018 = 80,100

Employment
July 2017 = 73,700
July 2018 = 75,800
In 2018, 502 high school graduates qualified for the Muskegon Area Promise . The Promise consists of tuition free scholarships for Muskegon area residents with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
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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