Grand Rapids, Michigan boasts an unprecedented level of cooperation between public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. 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.
When you hold your event in Grand Rapids, you benefit from:
A meetings infrastructure rivaling that of much larger cities.
Leisure options that are nationally and internationally recognized.
A commitment to marshal all the city’s resources to support your success.
Grand Rapids offers the widest range of meeting space in Michigan – and some of the most distinctive meeting space in the Midwest. Grand Rapids has a solution for every group size and budget, from a leading-edge convention center in the heart of downtown to dozens of excellent spaces close to tourist, dining and shopping spots. Need help deciding where to meet? Check out our region profiles.
The newly renovated Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids is the best in North America, according to an Airports Council International ranking for airports serving 2-5 million passengers annually. Air service includes 120+ nonstop flights a day to 20+ popular destinations. Downtown is just a 15-minute ride away.
Downtown Grand Rapids is situated at the intersection of two major expressways, and it’s within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population. Chicago is three hours away by car and Detroit is a two-and-a-half-hour trip.
Grand Rapids is also accessible by Amtrak, with connections throughout Michigan and the Midwest.
Grand Rapids leads Michigan and the Midwest in going green. Fast Company named us “America’s Greenest City”– an ideal host for sustainability-focused groups, and any group concerned about the environment.
Our Grand Response™ services team goes the extra mile to help you plan, promote and conduct a memorable meeting. Unlike many other cities, we work hand-in-hand with area hotels and facilities to help coordinate and implement your vision. It's a true team approach - and you're the most valued team member.
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