Information drives our economic development initiatives

2021 Business Intelligence Report

We meet with over 300 business leaders each year and interview a strategic sampling of approximately 120 of them using a vetted economic development research tool. We analyze the data we collect on an annual basis and share it through the Business Intelligence Report. This report offers the business climate snapshot of our region, with challenges and opportunities facing our region's primary employers.



2021 Projects and Achievements


Current Project and Achievments

Regional Data

The West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance has launched the West Michigan Regional Dashboard - a compilation of 34 different data sets for the 13-county West Michigan region. The tool is designed to offer an accurate overview of how the region is doing in terms of overall quality of life and economic factors.

Other Data and Sources


As we look forward to ensure long term economic health, our vision for the West Michigan Lakeshore economy is that our economic indicators show that we are outperforming our peers and making strides toward competing successfully with our benchmark communities.