Welcome to Grand Rapids!
Known for our unique combination of urban sophistication and small-town warmth, Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second-largest city, located in Western Michigan on the banks of the legendary Grand River.
Incorporated in 1838, today our community is rated among the top cities in the U.S., combining out family-friendliness with safety, cleanliness and an uncommon commitment to enterprise. Businesses tend to thrive here because of the shared work ethic and commitment to constant innovation.
Designed as a “walking city,” our downtown features a modern arena, a major convention center, plenty of nightlife and several five-star hotels and restaurants.
Best of all, our vibrant and growing city infuses these amenities with Midwestern charm. The relaxed atmosphere of our diverse neighborhoods, the sheer variety of boutique shopping areas, and the commercial energy found within our downtown area are testaments to the enduring success of our public/private partnerships that continue to make quality of life in our region a high priority.