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.












Nowhere is Michigan shining brighter than West Michigan, accounting for one-fifth of all new jobs in the state, despite compromising just one-tenth of the population.”  
Bridge Magazine, June 2016



 

 

What others are saying...


Michigan ranked in top 10 states for Manufacturing for 2019
Global Trade Magazine, September 2019

Top mid-sized city in the U.S. for economic growth potential
Business Facilities, July 2019

Grand Rapids and Detroit among the top 20 'superstar' metro areas nationwide
Reuters, July 2019

West Michigan city is one of best 'beach towns' in US
GRBJ, June 2019

Grand Rapids ranks among 'most popular' markets for millennials​
GRBJ, May 2019

#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

Fastest Growing Economies in the US
Forbes

Best Small Cities to Start a Business
wallethub.com

Best Cities for Young Professionals
Forbes

Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch
Trulia.com

#1 Place for Millennials to Get a Job and Start a Life
Business Insider

Top US Cities Millennials Can Afford and Want to Live
The Penny Hoarder

America's Most Underrated Cities
Travel + Leisure

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: 
 

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Independent School Districts:
 

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Public K-12 School Districts: 

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Public School Academies: 
 

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Non-Public Schools:     
 

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