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Muskegon County Deconstruction Cluster Feasibility

The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) has invested $111,706 in Local Technical Assistance funds to support the Muskegon County Deconstruction Cluster Feasibility Study. The study will assess the feasibility of creating and sustaining an innovative comprehensive building deconstruction cluster to collect structural debris from communities around the Great Lakes, and recycle and repurpose the material into marketable projects. WMSRDC will work closely with Michigan State University, Muskegon County, and other local stakeholders to complete the study. The project supports business development and job creation in the region while supporting continued use of the Muskegon Port after decommissioning of a major coal-fired power plant.

This grant is one of two grants from the EDA related to the Muskegon Port, as announced on September 29, 2015 by US. Senators Stabenow and Peters.
Click here for the Port Grants Press Release from Senators Stabenow and Peters