Explore West Michigan

Downtown Grand Rapids Header West Michigan has a low cost of living, making it a wonderful place to start a career, raise a family or retire. Featuring urban cities, small towns and rural areas—the region has a diverse set of communities catering to everyone. Living in West Michigan, you’re never more than a quick drive, or maybe even a short walk, from work, schools, volunteer opportunities, sporting and cultural events. Many towns and attractions in our region repeatedly top national “Best of” lists.

Grand Rapids is the center of activity in West Michigan. It’s the second-largest city in the state with a metropolitan population of over 1.3 million. The community fosters a unique blend of big city excitement with small town participation. Grand Rapids is proud to sponsor a wonderful and diverse assortment of events, celebrations, and activities throughout the year. Included are a number of websites that can give you a better idea about why we think Grand Rapids is a great place to be!


More About West Michigan

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    Hello West Michigan

    We promote West Michigan as a place where business thrives and people want to live and work. We seek to increase the rate of success member companies have in their efforts to recruit top talent. Through our members and collaborations with other regional organizations, we help new residents find their fit in West Michigan.

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    Experience Grand Rapids

    Experience Grand Rapids is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the area. We are the only community resource devoted to marketing the destination brand by raising visitor awareness of the region’s product – i.e., its appeal as a tourism and convention destination.