Building a More Inclusive Business Community

Home to more than 130 global companies and one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S., West Michigan has long been known as a great place to do business. Whether in small, family-owned companies…

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Dutch Heritage

Large numbers of Dutch farmers began immigrating to America in the early 19th century, driven by high taxes and low wages. Many settled in the Midwest, especially West Michigan. A wave of Calvinist…

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Interview with Experience Grand Rapids' CEO

Experience Grand Rapids makes a big impact on the economy and quality of life in West Michigan thanks to the talents and dedication of our diverse employees. From the leadership of our CEO to the…

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New Video Expands Meeting Sales Toolkit

The Experience Grand Rapids sales team utilizes many methods to convince meeting planners to book their events here, including tradeshow appearances, one-on-one interactions and personal tours of the…

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Relocating to Grand Rapids

Thinking about relocating to Grand Rapids? Smart move – Grand Rapids has been ranked one of the best places in the U.S. to live, retire, raise a family, get a job and buy a home. Our economy is…

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West Michigan Sports Commission

Sports groups get an extra edge when they meet in Grand Rapids – the assistance of the West Michigan Sports Commission. The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to foster economic…

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