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    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.
    Heartside
    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.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Medical Meetings & Conventions in Grand Rapids

    The pioneering spirit of Grand Rapids flows throughout our destination like the mighty Grand River. Bolstered by collaboration, innovation, and the drive for advancement, our city possesses a core of development in life sciences, making us an emerging Midwest destination for medical meetings.  

    Our team at Experience Grand Rapids assists you one-on-one to address the specific needs for your medical meeting or conference. Utilize our knowledge of the medical meetings sector and let us provide you solutions against common obstacles such as budget caps, regulations, venue options, complex reporting requirements, and more.

    The Grand Rapids area boasts a vast array of 2,500 manufacturing companies in diverse industries, including metals, plastics, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, production technology, automotive and food processing.
    - Forbes Where U.S. Manufacturing Is Thriving In 2018

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    With more than 44,000 local jobs tied to biosciences and over $2 billion in recent investments in related infrastructure, West Michigan is one of the fastest growing life sciences clusters in the country. (Source: The Right Place)

    The Right Place

    Read about Grand Rapids' life sciences industry including education, research, patient care and medical manufacturing.…

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    Grand Rapids Meetings

    Fueled by an innovative, pioneering spirit, this collaboration has helped the city achieve one of America’s strongest economies – and it can help you deliver one of your most effective and memorable meetings.…

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