Energy Center Planned for Site TBD on Muskegon Lake
Two West Michigan companies, L3 Combat Propulsion Systems of Muskegon and Rockford Bergé of Grand Rapids, have organized the Michigan Wind Energy Consortium. With the support of other local companies, they intend to take advantage of Muskegon’s deep-water port capacity and the area’s manufacturing capabilities to build parts for wind turbines and ship them around the world. The industrial center may begin as a wind turbine hub, but could support other advanced manufacturing, shipping, research and development, testing and education activities as it develops. The economic development effort will bring together private companies, local government, economic development agencies, and colleges. The proposed West Michigan Economic Partnership between Kent and Muskegon counties is also key to the project.