MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- About $174,000 in federal grant money will help study the Port of Muskegon.
"We have to do our due diligence, to make sure that we are planning for the future and planning it in a way that is sustainable," said Erin Kuhn, executive director of the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, "and that is what these studies will help us to do."
Kuhn says the money will pay for a study of the existing infrastructure around the lake, "to do an analysis of the existing infrastructure, and its capacity and future capacity."
Economic leaders in Muskegon County believe this lake can be the starting and ending point for a regional logistic hub serving rail, water, roads, and air. But first -- a study.
"We expect it to take about six months," Kuhn said.