Our Region

Put simply, it's a beautiful place to be.

A work/play balance unlike any other.

Just minutes from Lake Michigan, West Michigan enjoys everything that 250 miles of beaches has to offer: four season recreation ranging from swimming and boating to sledding and ice fishing. Kayakers, paddle boarders, kite surfers, hikers, yoga-ers unite. Schools are great, commutes are nearly stress-free and career opportunities at our thousands of world-class companies abound. Put simply, West Michigan is a beautiful place to be.

What others are saying...

“Nowhere is Michigan shining brighter than West Michigan, where two counties, Kent and Ottawa, account for one-fifth of all new jobs in the state, despite compromising just one-tenth of the population.”  
Bridge Magazine, June 2016 

#1 Best Small City to Start a Business 
Wallet Hub, 2016, 2017 and 2018

12th Best Place to Live in the US
US News and World Report, 2018

Happiest Seaside Town in America
Coastal Living, 2017 

Fastest Growing County in Michigan Among the 10 Most Populous Counties
US Census Bureau, 2018

Ottawa County is the Healthiest County in Michigan
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Study, 2018

West Michigan Regional Airport received "Airport Sponsor of the Year" award 
Michigan Department of Transportation, February 2017 
In recognition of sustained excellence in service to the aviation community through the development of numerous airport improvements and infrastructure preservation projects. 

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Education and Schools

Colleges and Universities: 

  • Grand Valley State University 

  • Davenport University 

  • Hope College 

Public K-12 School Districts: 

Allendale Public Schools 

Allegan Public Schools 

Coopersville Area Public Schools

Fennville Public Schools 

Glenn Public Schools  

Grand Haven Public Schools  

Hamilton Community Schools 

Holland Public Schools 

Hopkins Public Schools 

Hudsonville Public Schools 

Jenison Public Schools 

Martin Public Schools 

Otsego Public Schools 

Plainwell Community Schools

Saugatuck Public Schools 

Spring Lake Public Schools 

Wayland Community Schools

West Ottawa Public Schools 

Zeeland Public Schools 

Public School Academies: 

Black River Public School 

Eagle Crest Charter Academy 

iCademy Global 


Vanderbilt Charter Academy 

Walden Green Montessori 

West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics 


Non-Public Schools:         

Allendale Christian Schools 

Borculo Christian School 

Calvary Schools of Holland 

Corpus Christi Catholic School 

Divine Providence Academy 

East Martin Christian Schools

Grand Haven Christian Schools 

Heritage Christian School 

Holland Christian Schools 

Holland Adventist School 

Hudsonville Christian Schools 

Jenison Christian School 

Lamont Christian School 

Libertas Christian School 

Moline Christian Schools

Otsego Christian Academy

South Olive Christian School 

St. John's Lutheran School 

St. Mary's Catholic School 

St. Margaret School

St. Stanislaus School

St. Theresa Catholic School 

Unity Christian High School 

Zeeland Christian School