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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 (2015): 1,034,840
  • Growth Rate for Previous 5 Years: 4.6%
  • Jobs (2015): 575,145
  • Average Earnings (2015): $51,296
  • Gross Regional Product (2014): $64,800,000,000

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