July Newsletter
Over 450 new living options are underway in the City of Norton Shores.

Developments include:
  • The Cottages at Mona Kai (36 single family condos)
  • Birch Forrest (20 single family homes)
  • M Kea II, LLC (224 multi-story apartment and condominium community)
  • Livingstone Development (53 lot single family residential community)
  • Muskegon Associates (126 unit multi-family residential community)
Photo Credit: The Cottages at Mona Kai
Nearly 100 Interns from across the country gathered aboard the USS LST 393 and the AquaStar cruise ship for the annual Interns on Deck event.

The event was hosted by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and included a guided tour of the Lakeshore, highlighting the advantages of living and working in Muskegon County.

“The Muskegon Lakeshore has excellent career opportunities and unique outdoor assets. Together, these make a winning combination for attracting talent to the region,” said Cindy Larsen, president of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

Workforce development and retention is just one of many key factors to building a strong community. 
Each year, the Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore offers a fun, safe, and educational summer program for free.

The organization is focused on inspiring and enabling all youth to reach their full potential as productive citizens. This mission is accomplished through club programming focused on academics, character, leadership and healthy lifestyles.

Open to Muskegon County youth ages six and up, the club currently has six summer sites, and serves approximately 222 kids each day.
Photo Credit: City of Muskegon
The City of Muskegon is celebrating 150 years with a three-day concert series beginning on July 11. Headliners include Gretchen Wilson, Freddie Jackson and Bret Michaels.

In addition, there will be a free community party on July 13 at Heritage Landing. The event features kids activities, street performers and more.
Homes Sold
June 2018 = 220
June 2019 = 208

Average Sold Price
June 2018 = $145,196
June 2019 = $155,774
Top occupations for West Michigan in May, as advertised online, include Truck Drivers, Registered Nurses and Supervisors of Retail Sales.
The history of Muskegon County runs deep, with nearly 15 indoor and outdoor museums!
Provided by: West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, West Michigan Works! and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
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