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Forbes Says Grand Rapids Is Number One!


After the “hit” of the Lip Dub video around the nation, the good news is building.

The Grand Rapids area went from a “dying city” in Newsweek, to the number one city for jobs in another high profile publication. The issue appeared on

WZZM TV13 reports the Manpower Group, an employment services firm, surveyed more than 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas. They found out who’s hiring this summer.
“We’re number one, we’re at the top of the list,” says Rick Baker, President of Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s a ranking that Baker says is deserved here in West Michigan. He talks to business owners every day. “The economy is starting to rebound and their orders are picking up in their factories.”
The article, called “The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs this Summer” appears in the most recent edition of Forbes Magazine. The reasons given by business owners and community leaders is the diverse economy in the Grand Rapids area. From manufacturing to health care.
“I think this is just another opportunity to bring recognition to Grand Rapids and great things in the community and region.”
The article also includes the top ten “worst” cities for jobs this summer. The Detroit area was 5th, on that list.

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