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?
In the 1880s, Grand Rapids began to be known as the nation's Furniture City,
with 44 companies producing highly crafted residential furniture. Today, we're
still producing furniture for offices and homes, and the world's Top 3 office
furniture companies are located in West Michigan.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.