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Experience Grand Rapids
The mission of Experience Grand Rapids is to create an exceptional community by sharing Grand Rapids with the world. What does that really mean? It means that we inspire tourism and conventions through short-term promotions, long-term marketing and sales strategies, and a focus on community developments that will impact the visitor experience.
Experience Grand Rapids is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the area. We are the only community resource devoted to marketing the destination brand by raising visitor awareness of the region’s product – i.e., its appeal as a tourism and convention destination. Our efforts produce millions of dollars in direct and indirect revenues and taxes that uplift the local economy.
West Michigan Tourist Association
Since 1917, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) has worked to market the very best of West Michigan to travelers from around the world. As WMTA celebrates 100 years in 2017, that commitment continues in new and exciting ways.
WMTA’s membership base consists of more than 800 attractions, lodging, events, and activities all across the west side of Michigan, from the Indiana border all the way into the Upper Peninsula. Over the past century, Michigan‘s tourism industry has become second to only manufacturing in Michigan, making WMTA a vital resource for the area’s tourist destinations.
Grand Rapids Chamber Commerce
For more than a century, the Grand Rapids Chamber Commerce has been a major player in the business community. Since 1887, we have been working fiercely to advance the interests of our area businesses.
From supporting the furniture industry in the late 1880s, donating land to keep Calvin College here in 1908, and leading the creation of the East Beltline in 1927, to developing programs like The Right Place, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Experience Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Chamber has played a key role in shaping our community’s success.