Grand Rapids - Fantastic!



Quick Facts

Forbes named Grand Rapids the "Best City for Raising a Family", due to low cost of living and having a school system that ranks in the top third in the country, with 15 colleges and affiliate colleges

The Wall Street Journal recognized Grand Rapids as the 2nd best place to live in the United States

Grand Rapids is Michigan's 2nd largest city: City 192,000 - Metro 1,047,200

Growth Rate for the previous 5 Years: 5.1%

Median household income: $56,549

Median home price: $163,900


Jobs and Industry Highlights

With one of the country's most diverse industrial economies, having many of the country's fastest growing industries are found in West Michigan

Smart Manufacturing

Life Sciences


Aerospace & Defense

Information Technology



Forbes rates Grand Rapids as the 4th best city in the US for finding employment

Forbes rates Grand Rapids as the 6th fastest-growing economy in the US, at 30.9%

Headlight Data ranked Grand Rapids the No. 1 city in U.S. for job growth (4.4%)

In Global Trade Magazine – Grand Rapids is one of the top 10 “Emerging Cities” in the US for global trade, with more than 130 international companies

The world headquarters for Amway, Bissell, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Meijer Inc., Zondervan and Wolverine World Wide

Spectrum Health is one of the nation’s top 15 health systems—it is among the top five of the nations largest health systems.

The city of Grand Rapids is the 8th largest bio pharmaceutical cluster in the U.S.