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The Right Place

Download our West Michigan Overview brochure for a quick look at the region's many advantages. From industry data to quality of life, this brochure has you covered.

Why West Michigan

Located between Chicago and Detroit in western Michigan, Grand Rapids is the state’s second-largest city, and the urban center of a growing region of more than 1 million people.

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The right markets, right space, right workforce

Located between Chicago and Detroit in western Michigan, Grand Rapids is the state’s second-largest city, and the urban center of a growing region of more than 1 million people. More than 130 international companies are located here as well as four of Forbes Largest Private Companies. The global headquarters for such companies as Amway, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, and BISSELL, West Michigan has become a world-class center for advanced manufacturing and life science innovation.

Companies from around the world have chosen West Michigan not only for its proximity to major markets and affordable commercial space, but also for its highly qualified workforce. A combination of outstanding jobs, educational opportunities, health care, and affordable housing are just a few of the reasons why West Michigan attracts young professionals from around the globe.

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