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Considering moving to West Michigan but need to find a career first? Help make your job search easier by joining our candidate database. We have 59 member companies recruiting new employees in all fields, including manufacturing, design, IT, engineering, healthcare, retail, supply chain, marketing, and many others.
Whether you choose the vibrancy of urban living in a downtown condominium, the youthful energy of one of the region's college towns, or the quiet of a big country house with a garden, you're just a quick drive, maybe even a short walk, away from work, schools, volunteer opportunities and cultural events. With one of the lowest cost of living in the United States, diverse entertainment options, top schools, and rich economic opportunity, West Michigan is consistently recognized as one of the top places to live in the United States.
Options galore, for every taste and preference
If you're at a loss for what to do for fun in West Michigan, have no fear. We have headlining concerts and intimate venues with music of all genres, restaurants for every pallet, and enough bars and breweries to choose from that you'll be sure to find a favorite. There is every type of fun you can imagine here in West Michigan, no matter your definition of "fun" is.
West Michigan's cultural diversity supports a thriving arts scene.
From an economic history rooted in design-driven furniture and manufacturing industries to a thriving contemporary arts scene, West Michigan's economy and culture is inextricably linked to the arts. West Michigan boasts the world's largest art prize, vibrant local music, numerous public art and music festivals, innovative museums, and nationally-renowned performing arts troupes. You'll find culture for every taste in West Michigan.
Get outside and enjoy our state's most colorful season.
If you think West Michigan's outdoor season ends at Labor Day, think again. We have plenty of options for outdoor fun, even when the weather cools down. Runners, bikers, hikers, and backpackers enjoy hundreds of miles of trails. Head to the nearest body of water for boating, fishing, or just to take in the views. Discover your new favorite reason to get outside.
There's no such thing as an "indoor season" in West Michigan. We have plenty of options for outdoor fun, even when it turns icy. Ski down the slopes at area ski mountains, take a spin on one of the many bike trails, or head to the nearest body of water for boating, fishing, or swimming. We even have the nation's only luge open to the public in Muskegon. Discover your new favorite reason to get outside.
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Trailing Significant Others/New in Town
Hello West Michigan serves as an advocate for talent and provides downstream support to them, and their families, as they settle into their new lives in West Michigan. As a trailing spouse/significant other or someone who is new in town, Hello West Michigan offers support
to showcase all that West Michigan has to offer as you make your decision to relocate or to stay in West Michigan.
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West Michigan Intern Connect
A summer of events where you can learn about the West Michigan region, connect with other interns, meet area employers, and give back to the community.
New Event for New Hires
New to West Michigan? Join Hello West Michigan and 616 Development for a new event series just for you.