Friendly, accessible and cultured, Grand Rapids is a community where you’ll very quickly feel at home. As Michigan’s second largest city, with a metro population of more than one million people, Grand Rapids is on an economic roll.
It was #1 in the U.S. for job growth in 2017, according to Headlight Data. It’s also leading the nation in lifestyle benefits important to young professionals:
1 of America’s Top 10 Cities to Start a Career (WalletHub, 2018)
#1 Place that Millennials are Flocking to in the U.S. to Get a Job, Buy a Home, and Start a Life (Business Insider, 2017)
#2 U.S. City that Millennials Can Afford – and Actually Want to Live In (The Penny Hoarder, 2017)
Beyond economic and development efforts, the people and places are what make Grand Rapids most vibrant.