Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
Every cool office on TV and in the movies has at least one. Aeron® and Eames® (Herman Miller), Leap® (Steelcase), Zody®(Haworth)...stylish yet ergonomic, these popular designs have become pop culture icons. Because of the multitude of furniture design opportunities all over West Michigan, we've attracted the industry's best and brightest for over a century. To provide local employers with skilled, talented professionals, Kendall College of Art and Design in downtown Grand Rapids offers degree programs in both Industrial and Furniture Design.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.