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?
Greater Grand Rapids is ranked as the country's 2nd most-philanthropic
metropolitan area. Just look around our communities. Hospitals, hotels, museums, theatres, convention center, arena - the force behind all of them is the exceptional generosity and foresight of our local business leaders.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.