Business Resources

The organizations below provide programming, incentives, and referrals to help business start, grow, and stay in Muskegon County. Click on the program you wish to view for more information

NameServicesCatagory
 Counseling, Research, & Regulations 
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of CommerceResource organization, varied servicesStart-up, growth, and expansion
White Lake Chamber of CommerceResource organization, marketingStart-up, growth, and expansion
Muskegon Innovation Hub (GVSU)Coaching, funding, networking, workspaceStart-up and growth
Michigan Small Business Development CenterTraining, counseling, market researchStart-up and growth
SCOREFree mentoring and counseling, workshopsStart-up and growth
Hackley Business Library - Business Resource CenterBusiness research, data, programmingStart-up, growth, and expansion
Muskegon Area FirstEconomic development services, expansionGrowth and expansion
Employees Association of West MichiganEmployment regulations, safety, benefitsGrowth and expansion
Muskegon Inventors NetworkProduct research, counseling, mentoringStart-up
Finance
SCORE
Counseling on financial projects, budgetingStart-up and growth
Michigan Small Business Development CenterCounseling on approaching lending institutions Start-up and growth
GROWBusiness loans, training, mentoring, consultingStart-up and growth
Muskegon AngelsMuskegon investor groupStart-up, growth, and expansion
Small Business AdministrationLoan guarantees, contracts, counselingStart-up, growth, and expansion
Michigan Economic Development CorporationFinancing assistance, training dollarsStart-up, growth, and expansion
Start GardenEntrepreneur support, pitch awardsStart-up and growth
Northern InitiativesLoans and business expertiseStart-up and growth
Education, Training, & Innovation
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
Training on marketing, technology, business growthStart-up, growth, and expansion
White Lake Chamber of Commerce
Training on marketing, technology, business growth
Start-up and growth
Muskegon Area First
Varied economic development servicesGrowth and expansion
Procurement ServicesTraining on selling to governmentsGrowth and expansion
Baker CollegeSmall Business Entrepreneurship degreesStart-up and growth
Employees Association of West Michigan
Human resources and other safety trainingsGrowth and expansion
Muskegon Innovation Hub (GVSU)
Training on marketing strategyGrowth and expansion
Muskegon Area Career Tech CenterCareer partnershipsGrowth and expansion
West Michigan WorksTalent recruitment, training, developmentGrowth and expansion
Muskegon Inventors NetworkTraining for inventorsStart-up, growth, and expansion
Lakeshore Fab LabPrototyping, fabrication, counselingStart-up, growth, and expansion
Muskegon Community CollegeEducation, training and varied servicesStart-up, growth, and expansion
Location Assistance or Incubator Programs
Muskegon Area First
Listings of properties with incentivesGrowth and expansion
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
General relocation informationStart-up, growth, and expansion
Muskegon Innovation Hub (GVSU)
Office workspace, support serviceStart-up and growth
AMG Business CenterOffice workspace, small business servicesStart-up and growth
Century Club Retail CenterRetail market spaceStart-up and growth
The Lakes MallShort-term lease program for startup retailStart-up
Western MarketSeasonal retail spaceStart-up and growth
Muskegon Farmers Market,
Kitchen 242
Food product development, retail spaceStart-up and growth