April Newsletter
Work
There continues to be a workforce shortage in Muskegon County. The challenge remains connecting qualified talent to employers.

Health Care, Retail and Manufacturing are currently the top industries advertised, according to West Michigan Works! data for February 2019. The top occupations advertised online were Retail Salespersons, Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses, Trailer Truck Drivers and Production Workers.

There are several resources available to both employers and job seekers.
Photo Credit: MLive
Live
A new option for living in Muskegon County is officially underway.

Site work has begun at The Docks residential development on Muskegon Lake. The development will likely include 220 units, acres of green space and a large boat basin.
Play
While many travel north this time of year, there is still plenty of staycation fun to be had along the Lakeshore.

Visit Muskegon released their annual visitors guide, filled with over 40 pages of things to do in Muskegon County.
Need directions? The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce released a county map, available digitally and in print.
Photo Credit: Muskegon Channel
Learn
Robots are alive in Muskegon County...

This past March, a FIRST Robotics Michigan District Competition was hosted at Orchard View High School. Dozens of teams from all over Michigan were in attendance, including the M.A.R.S ( Muskegon Area Robotics Students) Rovers.

Robotics team members learn concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math by constructing robots designed to complete specific tasks.
THE STATS
Homes Sold
March 2018 = 235
March 2019 = 177

Average Sale Price
March 2018 = $131,399
March 2019 = $174,374
West Michigan Works! just released their 2019 Hot Jobs list... Click here to check it out!
Thanks to generous donations to the United Way of the Lakeshore, Muskegon or Oceana children, ages birth through five, can receive one free book per month ! Click here to learn more.
Provided by: West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, West Michigan Works!, United Way of the Lakeshore
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