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West Michigan is a region full of beautiful places, respected and world-leading companies, and communities that sit amongst the top places to live and work in the country. We’re building a better West Michigan — and want you to be part of it.

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Our region has a distinct culture and lifestyle — from an urban city, small towns, and rural areas, there’s something for everyone here.


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Success Stories in West Michigan

Dan K.

My name is Dan. My family and I moved back to West Michigan in October 2020 and it’s one of the best choices [...]

Ryan R.

You might know him as the owner of Dynamo or recognize his face from TikTok—Ryan Redoute has accomplished quite a bit proceeding his [...]

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Try Something Artsy: Painting Pottery

Being summer and in West Michigan, I’ve been trying to channel my inner -“Coastal-Grandma-Aesthetic,” whether that’s trying a new recipe or learning to embroider or learning to play tennis. If you don’t know what the Coastal Grandma Aesthetic is, this is what I mean: Pottery painting is just another hobby that [...]

Keep the Fun Going After Intern Connect

Keep the Fun Going After Intern Connect Grand Rapids always has something new to eat, explore, and experience. If you’re headed downtown for Intern Connect on June 26, make a plan to continue the fun after the conference with one of the suggestions below. Whether it’s a new restaurant, park or [...]

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