GVSU named No. 1 place to work in Michigan in Forbes 2020 rankings

Grand Valley State University is ranked No. 1 in Michigan by Forbes in its list of America's best employers for 2020.

In its second annual ranking of "America's Best Employers by State" Forbes released a list for each state, ranking the best 75 employers in Michigan. 

Forbes partnered with a market research company to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees. The rankings are divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

Grand Valley has about 1,760 faculty members and more than 2,050 support staff members.

Other Michigan employers ranking high on the list include Steelcase, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, Wayne State University and JPMorgan Chase. See the full list here

Grand Valley attracts more than 24,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all across Michigan and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 95 undergraduate and 43 graduate degree programs and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland. The university offers programming and classes from outreach centers in Battle Creek, Detroit and Traverse City; the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute and the Muskegon Innovation Hub are located in Muskegon. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.