MUSKEGON TWP. — A former BASF herbicide production facility in Muskegon County would return to life with a potential $430 million capital investment by Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC.

The Michigan Strategic Fund Board approved two job-training grants totaling $3 million for Marlborough, Mass.-based Global Life Sciences Solutions USA, which would create up to 200 jobs that pay an average of $1,800 a week. The MSF Board also approved a personal property tax exemption for the company for up to five years valued at $2.7 million.

“Obviously this is a huge project for Muskegon County (and) probably our largest manufacturing project in the last couple of decades,” Morgan Carroll, director of business development at Greater Muskegon Economic Development, said at this morning’s MSF Board meeting. “It’s a perfect location for (Global Life Sciences) to locate. It’s a really great fit for our talent pool and it’s a really great fit for the county as we already have the talent pool and some of the suppliers for the company in the area.”

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