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 including swimming, boating, sledding and ice fishing included. 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 

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. 

Happiest Seaside Town in America
Coastal Living, 2017 

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

One of Best Places for Business and Careers 
Forbes, 2014 

Most Secure Mid-Sized City 
Farmers Insurance, October 2013 

One of America’s Prettiest Towns 
Forbes, August 2013 

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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 

Coopersville Area Public Schools 

Grand Haven Public Schools 

Hamilton Community Schools 

Holland Public Schools 

Hudsonville Public Schools 

Jenison Public Schools 

Saugatuck Public Schools 

Spring Lake Public Schools 

West Ottawa Public Schools 

Zeeland Public Schools 

 

Public School Academies: 

Black River Public School 

Eagle Crest Charter Academy 

iCademy Global 

Innocademy 

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 

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 

South Olive Christian School 

St. John's Lutheran School 

St. Mary's Catholic School 

Unity Christian High School 

Zeeland Christian School