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Greater Muskegon Economic Development wins award for bringing biomanufacturer to the county

Courtesy of GMED

Global Life Sciences leader Cytiva will begin construction on 168K square-foot campus in 2023

The Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) announced today (FRIDAY) it has been named the recipient of the “Large Economic Impact Deal of the Year” award by the Mid-America Economic Development Council.

Officials say that the Greater Muskegon Economic Development received the prestigious Economic Impact Award for its role in bringing global life sciences manufacturer Cytiva, to the Lakeshore.

The Biomanufacturing company announced earlier this year that it is re-locating to Muskegon Township, with plans to transform the former BASF production site located at 1720 Whitehall Road into a 168,000 sq. ft. biomanufacturing campus.

“With this company coming into Muskegon, it is the largest investment that we have had in decades for manufacturing in Muskegon County for one single project, so that is a really huge win for us.”

Morgan Carroll is Greater Muskegon Economic Development’s Director of Business Development.

“Economic Development in Muskegon is something that has been kind of overlooked in the past, so for GMED, we are just so proud that Consumers Energy nominated us for this award,” Carroll said. “Because it just shows off the recognition that Muskegon County really does have the resources, the talent, the supply chain, the capacity to take on such a large project,” she said.

Construction is set to begin in early 2023, and manufacturing is expected to begin in 2026. Officials say, approximately 200 jobs will be created as a result of Cytiva’s expansion in Muskegon.

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