Muskegon Barge Terminal

Exploring New Infrastructure for a Sustainable Economy:

Making Muskegon a Transportation Hub for Agricultural and Renewable Energy Industries

Wind turbines unloading in Muskegon, Sept 27, 2012.



As an advocate of economic development for Muskegon and West Michigan, MAREC is focusing attention and resources on public-private partnership discussions now under way to explore development of a barge terminal that could enable Muskegon to become a hub for agricultural and renewable energy industries.

With public discussion growing about development of a barge terminal in Muskegon that could connect the city's natural deepwater harbor to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River shipping system, this page will link to media coverage, reports and other resources about this issue.  MAREC's role in this public-private partnership includes serving as a forum, hosting events like the recent meeting and news conference presented by the Michigan Agri-Business Association and ongoing meetings such as the Muskegon County Port Advisory Committee.



Speakers at barge news conference; see article linked on this page. Muskegon Lake river-barge proposal gains traction as interested parties gather in Muskegon  | |  December 6, 2013
At right, Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association. MAREC hosts discussion on river barge access in Muskegon  |  GVNow (GVSU)  |  December 6, 2013 






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