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Grand Rapids Has The Fastest Growing Economy Of Any Large Metropolitan Area In The Country

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If you live in or around Grand Rapids, you have probably noticed all of the development in the area.  Our city has been getting bigger and bigger over the last few decades and it is all because of our amazing businesses in West Michigan.

Our growth was highlighted earlier this week by Headlight Data, which is a comprehensive data system available to the economic and workforce development industry.  Headlight Data used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine that Grand Rapids is the fastest growing large metro economy in the country!

We beat out cities like Orlando, FL, Nashville, TN, and Austin TX, to top the list of metro areas.  Grand Rapids had a 4.4% economic growth in 2016.  That also puts us as the second most improved economy from 2015 to 2016, behind Nashville, TN.

So once again, Grand Rapids tops another list!  Our city only has good things on the horizon!

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