NATURAL BEAUTY COMBINED WITH ECONOMIC STRENGTH MAKES MICHIGAN'S WEST COAST A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
Blessed with natural beauty and pulsing with economic energy, Michigan's West Coast is one of the nation's most desirable locations to start a business, raise a family, or even retire. In fact, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked us as #50 on their list of the “50 Smart Places to Live” in June 2006 and in the same year, Money Magazine listed us as one of the top 5 places to retire.
As a major contributor to the remarkable prosperity of the entire West Michigan economy, the area continues to attract new businesses, while nurturing the retention and expansion of our existing businesses. The area was ranked #148 on Forbes 2006 special report on the 200 “Best Places for Business and Careers.” Not only has it won these rankings, but Ottawa County was also rated by Gallup in 2009 as the second happiest city in the country, just above Honolulu and only falling one behind the happiest, Boulder, Colorado.
Progressive local governments work hand-in-hand with business and community leaders to promote well-planned growth, while fostering stewardship of the area's natural resources. With the generous support of residents, the area area is home to excellent schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, and civic groups.
The West Coast Chamber is committed to promoting the well-being of each of our members, and our community as a whole. To that end, we offer a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the complex challenges facing businesses in the global economy of the 21st century.
From small, family-run shops to international manufacturers employing thousands, the Chamber represents a diversity of businesses. While their products differ greatly, they all share a common foundation: A solid work ethic, fairness, and a strong commitment to family, community and country.
Welcome to Michigan's West Coast. We residents feel truly blessed to live amidst such natural beauty, cultural diversity and economic prosperity. We are sure you will enjoy your stay with us, whether it is for a weekend, or a lifetime.
For more information about livlng and working in West Michigan, please click the links below.
Holland Area Newcomers: The Newcomers, operating as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, shall have as its goals the promotion of friendship among residents of the greater Holland area and the sponsorship of and assistance with various community projects.