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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Chamber Site

    Grand Rapids is more than just a great place to visit - it's a great place to live and work, too. While Michigan and other Midwest states have seen their share of challenges, Grand Rapids remains an economic bright spot. 

    Visit the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce to learn more about our unique business climate, which includes strong entrepreneurial activity, supportive employers and a booming medical & life sciences industry.

    Select Business Highlights:

    • Ranked 13th in the world in the World Knowledge Competitive Index, an overall benchmark of the knowledge capacity, capability, and sustainability of a region compared to global regions.
    • Selected by Entrepreneur magazine and the National Policy Research Council as one of the top metro areas to start and grow a business.
    • Ranked #8 in a 2006 Site Selection survey of Top Metro Areas by Number of Building Projects (cities with population of 200,000 to 1 million).
    • A leader in eco-friendly business, with more LEED-certified "green" buildings per capita than any other region in the country.
    • Home to 87 international companies; 70 of these companies are headquartered in Europe.