MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)—The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is awarding a grant to Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon.
The $1,000 in funding will go to the center’s business incubator program, which supports new energy and technology-related businesses. The grant will help pay for an incubator manager and support services, like legal consultation on patenting new technology.
The director of the MAREC says the grant will strengthen ties between the business community, MAREC and the Muskegon Lakeshore SmartZone.
MAREC is currently home to five businesses: Smart Vision Lights, Logical Lighting Systems, Energy Partners and McKenzie Bay International, along with a field office for Scandia Wind.