Mason County

Located right off the coast of Lake Michigan, Mason County is home to an abundant of natural resources and opportunities for businesses

Located off the coast of Lake Michigan, and home to the tourism town of Ludington, Mason County thrives off of access to its surrounding natural resources. Its biggest industries include agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and tourism.

View the website of our strategic partner, the Chamber Alliance of Mason County, to learn more about Mason County.

Mason County Economic Profile

Find a detailed economic profile of Mason County including population growth rates, top industries, top occupations, educational attainment and more.

View the Economic Profile

Mason County News

The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties

The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties

Executive Directors hired for Mecosta, Mason, and Oceana Counties

Mason County Annual Report

Chamber Alliance of Mason County Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Scott Smith – Chair
Smith & Eddy Insurance
2nd term ends 12/24

Eric Gustad – Chair Elect
Consumers Energy
2nd term ends 12/25

Thomas Hawley – Treasurer
Jamesport Brewing Co.
2nd term ends 12/23

Andrea Large – Member at Large
Community Foundation for Mason County
2nd term ends 12/25

Patti Klevorn – Past Chair
Epworth Assembly
2nd term ends 12/22


Drew Dostal
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital
1st term ends 12/23

Jim Virden
West Shore Bank
1st term ends 12/25

Crystal Young
West Shore Community College
1st term ends 12/25

John Nielsen
FloraCraft Corporation
1st term ends 12/23

Brett Vanderlinden
Occidental Chemical
1st term ends 12/24

Jenna Simpler
Cartier Mansion
1st term ends 12/24

Jeff Mount
Mason County Central Schools
1st term ends 12/24

Kyle Corlett
Ludington Area Schools
1st term ends 12/24

Non-Voting Members

Brandy Henderson Miller
Chamber President/CEO

Mitch Foster
Manager, City of Ludington

Jim Newkirk
Manager, City of Scottville


Kristi Lucas Zimmerman

Kristi Lucas-Zimmerman

Economic Development Director, Chamber Alliance of Mason County

Kristi serves as the Economic Development Director of the Chamber Alliance of Mason County. In this role, she provides business support services to prospective and existing companies. She works to improve the overall economic state of Mason County through business retention, expansion, and attraction.

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