Development Opportunities

Grow at West Michigan Regional Airport

The Airport Authority is leasing land parcels for development on-site for aviation and aerospace-related businesses. While the airfield at the West Michigan Regional Airport is open to charter flights and offers storage for private planes, it isn’t a commercial airport. Businesses and other organizations flying through WMRA enjoy prompt runway access, avoiding leisure travelers otherwise encountered at larger airports.

Choose West Michigan

Aerospace in West Michigan

West Michigan’s aerospace industry growth is supported by local colleges and university programs in aerospace engineering, technology and research.

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Established Industry

West Michigan has 147 aerospace companies & organizations.

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ES9100 Certifications

Over 70 of the manufacturers are AS9100 certified.

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Employs nearly 24,000

Our dynamic aerospace industry employs nearly 24,000 residents and is growing rapidly.

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Growing Industry

Between 2017 & 2018 the aerospace industry grew by 10.1%. Three times the national rate.

Supportive Business Network

West Michigan is home to an active and collaborative business community full of industry professionals eager to network and create new business opportunities. WMRA is active with the West Coast Chamber of Commerce and Lakeshore Advantage. And is also within reasonable distance of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce and more.

Access to Major Transportation

West Michigan is home to a wide variety of transportation options, including for travelers,  cargo, and freight. All available parcels are located within 3 miles of freeway I-196, 4 miles from Holland’s train station, and 6 miles from the nearest marina on Lake Macatawa, which connects directly to Lake Michigan.

WMRA is  also centrally located on the lakeshore, surrounded by the state’s major industries including automotive, agriculture, furniture and aerospace. Companies and organizations residing on airport property have an excellent chance to expand into an opportunity-rich market.

Locally-Owned & Operated Utilities

Each parcel has easy access to electric, fiber internet, sewer, storm and water. All utilities are locally owned and operated, so businesses can expect increased reliability for utilities, faster fixes, and greater responsiveness.

Opportunity Zone

Portions of Holland fall into the MSHDA’s Allegan County Opportunity Zone. According to the MSHDA, these zones are meant to incentivize patient capital investments in select Michigan communities, providing preferential tax treatment to the companies and organizations who invest in those communities. Companies investing in developing property at WMRA have the opportunity to take advantage of these tax incentives.

Holland SmartZone

Facilitated by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan’s SmartZones are pre-defined geographic locations rich in community assets and resources that could help new and emerging businesses flourish. WMRA is near the Holland SmartZone, with business acceleration efforts led by Lakeshore Advantage. 

Qualifying Aerospace Industries

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Repair
  • Cleaning
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Freight & Cargo
  • Aircraft Storage
  • Innovation
  • & More.

Flight Times to Major Airports

Airport

Travel Time

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) 1 hr 30 min
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 4 hrs 9 min
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) 48 min
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) 2 hrs 3 min
Denver International Airport (DEN) 2 hrs 12 min

Parcels Available for Development

Parcel B

Total Acreage: 4.25 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 3 mi

Zoning Information:

The future home of the North Business Park, Parcel B will connect to the airport’s main runway via a new taxilane project in the second phase of the project. Parcel B is best-suited for hangars, aeronautical maintenance, small businesses, small manufacturing operations, and shipping and receiving operations seeking easy access to air, water and land transportation routes and services.

Parcel C

Total Acreage: 7.96 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 3 mi

Zoning Information:

The future home of the North Business Park, Parcel C will connect to the airport’s main runway via a new taxilane project in the first phase of the project. Parcel C is best-suited for hangars, small businesses, small manufacturing operations, and shipping and receiving operations seeking easy access to air, water and land transportation routes and services.

Parcel H

Total Acreage: 14.07 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 1.8 mi
Height Restrictions: 720′ – 800′ AMSL (45′ – 120′ AGL)

Zoning Information:

On the south side of the airport’s property just east of Parcel G, Parcel H is an ideal location for additional aircraft hangars, condo style hangars, T hangars, aircraft maintenance, aircraft servicing companies, and companies involved in the freight industry. Parcel H has the potential to connect directly to the runway for easy access for private and business aircraft.

Parcel I

Total Acreage: 5.39 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 1.6 mi
Height Restrictions: 720′ – 828′ AMSL (50′ – 150′ AGL)

Zoning Information:

Near the southeast corner of the airport’s property and adjacent to Lincoln Ave on its west side, Parcel I is an excellent location for freight companies, small manufacturers, aircraft hangars, or aircraft maintenance companies. Parcel I could easily connect directly to the runway for easy access for private and business aircraft.

Parcel J

Total Acreage: 23.00 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 1.3 mi
Height Restrictions: 720′ – 850′ AMSL (50′ – 168′ AGL)

Zoning Information:

Near the southeast corner of the airport’s property and adjacent to Lincoln Ave on its east side, Parcel J would be excellent for aviation manufacturing companies, engineering firms, research & development spaces, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) docking. Parcel J is within convenient proximity to the runway and has closer proximity and easier access to the I-196 freeway going both east and westbound.

Parcel K

Total Acreage: 17.70 ac
Land Amenities: Electric, Fiber, Sewer, Storm, Water
Highway Access: 1.2 mi
Height Restrictions: 720′ – 850′ AMSL (35′ – 160′ AGL)

Zoning Information:

Located at the southeastern-most corner of the airport’s property, Parcel K would be ideal for general manufacturers, office spaces, research & development spaces, and most other general business-related uses. Parcel K is conveniently situated for access to the I-196 freeway going both east and westbound.

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