March Newsletter
Work
Muskegon has been named one of the country's top 10 metro areas, according to Site Selection Magazine.

Each year, the internationally circulated publication rates metro areas in terms of the number of major economic development projects happening in the region. With six projects involving a capital investment of at least $1 million, Muskegon tied for the number 10 spot alongside Saginaw, Michigan and Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia.
Live
New entertainment options are coming to Downtown Whitehall.

An eight lane bowling alley, restaurant and distillery are included in the plans for the former Habitat for Humanity location, 112 East Colby Street. The facility, coined "Pinheads," is planned to house various local bowling leagues and provide indoor outdoor options for recreation.

The project is expected to be completed this summer.
Play
The annual Muskegon Lakeshore Home, Garden + DIY Show is back for 2019!

"This year's show features fun DIY seminars, beer and wine tastings, $1000s in prize giveaways and free tulips, while supplies last!" says Kristin Knop, show director.

Sip on a cold beverage while exploring the 50+ exhibitors, including everything from windows, siding, gutters, and painting to home décor, furniture, landscaping and more.

"This is a great opportunity to have some fun, think spring and check out what Muskegon businesses have to offer!"

Click on the button below for pricing information.
Learn
According to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books.

Thanks to generous donations to the United Way of the Lakeshore, Muskegon or Oceana children, ages birth through five, can receive one new book per month. Each book is carefully selected and mailed directly to the child's home, with no cost or obligation to the family. 
THE STATS
Homes Sold
February 2018 = 138
February 2019 = 311

Average Sale Price
February 2018 = $141,243
February 2019 = $212,578
West Michigan Works! just released their 2019 Hot Jobs list... click here to check it out!
KickStart to Career is a new initiative that intends to provide every kindergartner in Muskegon County schools with a $50 savings account. Click here to learn more.
Provided by: West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, West Michigan Works!, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
CLICK HERE to read the latest newsletter from  Muskegon Area First .