Those who live and work in West Michigan can boast something very few others can: they get to live and work where other people vacation. With its beautiful landscape, its heritage, and its hardworking people, we can’t imagine a place we’d rather be.
On the Lakeshore, you’ll find a unique combination of tradition and innovation that makes West Michigan a special place to live and work. What’s more, you’ll find a work/play balance unlike any other.
A Competitive Advantage
The Lakeshore is a stronghold of expertise in design, engineering, and manufacturing. In fact, 34% of our workforce is highly skilled in manufacturing, three times the national average. Individually, these competencies are useful, but together, they form the framework for ongoing innovation.
West Michigan Businesses
West Michigan’s Lakeshore has established a reputation as a leader in manufacturing, engineering, design, agriculture, tourism, and recreation. Maybe that’s why West Michigan’s Lakeshore is already home to so many world-class companies.
Lakeshore Regional Data
There’s only so much we can say, and we understand if you’d like to take a closer look. For more information on demographics, the workforce, community and education, and more, you can look at some the the resources we've gathered here.