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Ask us about West Michigan and we could go on all day, but you need the answers now. Consider this your executive summary. We've included a collection of highlights and demographics that should give you a good idea why we think West Michigan is the Right Place for business.

Industry Highlights:

  • More than 130 international companies
  • The world headquarters for such companies as Amway, BISSELL, Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Wolverine World Wide
  • 8th largest biopharmaceuticals cluster in the U.S.
  • 7th among U.S. states for investment in R&D
  • The second most diverse agricultural market in the U.S.

Grand Rapids MSA Economic Overview

Total Population (2019) 1,081,457
Growth Rate for Previous 5 Years (2014-2019) 4.3%
Jobs (2019) 621,968
Average Earnings (2019) $54,300
Gross Regional Product (2019) $65,200,000,000

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