Grand Rapids makes the list
An oasis of economic vitality in the Midwest, Grand Rapids is being noticed as a great place to visit, live, and work. Its various virtues, which include job growth, sustainability, public art, volunteerism, and craft beer, are evidenced by the many “best of” lists which now place Grand Rapids favorably among better known and much larger cities.
- 5th most hipster metro area, Infogroup (July 2016)
- 3rd best area for businesses to prosper, Area Development Magazine (June 2016)
- #1 U.S. city winning the battle for manufacturing jobs, Forbes (June 2016)
- 2nd best large city to start a business, WalletHub (May, 2016)