A new report was published last week that is very exciting for Grand Rapids, and West Michigan.

Bureau of Labor and other national data places Grand Rapids at #3 for economic growth on list of 373 of the nation’s metropolitan statistical areas.

The report was published this week by national magazine Area Development. This high ranking is expected to have terrific dividends for the Right Place’s recruitment & retention efforts for business in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

Photo: Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Photo: Townsquare Media Grand Rapids

Denver and Houston were only cities to rank ahead of Grand Rapids, and that certainly gives it a "wow factor."  And, for first time in the 5 years of this ranking, Grand Rapids qualified in the “big city” category.

This quiet, river town, is growing up.

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