Your sweet spot.

More than 90 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.

An oasis of awesome.

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. For a deeper dive, download the West Michigan at a Glance brochure or give us a call.

Quick Facts

  • Companies looking to expand their global reach need look no further than Grand Rapids, Michigan. Global Trade Magazine has just ranked Grand Rapids among the top 10 “Emerging Cities” in the US for global trade. Read more
  • West Michigan’s economy is the fifth fastest-growing economy in the U.S., according to a survey published in Forbes. Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal Market Watch recognized Grand Rapids as the second best place to live in the United States based on our solid schools and strong economy.
  • Grand Rapids has been named the second most secure large city in the United States by Farmers Insurance in 2013. Forbes named Grand Rapids the Best City for Raising a Family due to low cost of living and having a school system that ranks in the top third in the county.
  • Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids and Michigan’s Gold Coast the number one place to visit in 2014.development, as well as plastics and metalforming precision. West Michigan also has significant industry clusters in

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
  • #13 among states for individuals in science & engineering occupations as a percentage of workforce
  • Food & Agriculture industry in Michigan contributes $91.4 billion annually to the state’s economy

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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

Centers of Excellence

With one of the country’s most diverse industrial economies, many of the country’s fastest growing industries can be found in West Michigan. Original equipment manufacturers of all sizes turn to companies here for their expertise in industrial design, technology development, as well as plastics and metalforming precision.

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