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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 2010 MSA* Economic Overview
  • Total Population (2014): 1,014,900
  • Growth Rate for Previous 5 Years: 2.8%
  • Jobs (2014): 549,700
  • Average Earnings (2014): $50,600
  • Gross Regional Product (2012): $49,000,000,000
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*The 2010 MSA consists of the following counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm and Ottawa.
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The West Michigan region consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

Grand Rapids Ranks #3 Among "Best Midsize Cities for Jobs 2014" List Read More

Airport officials recently announced they will explore a new partnership with The Right Place in an effort to lower the cost of travel for customers and connect West Michigan with additional markets across the country. Read More