Best Places to Live

Grand Rapids, MI

Population: 192,416
Experience Grand Rapids

One of the coolest features of the Grand Rapids startup scene is The Start Garden, a combination incubator and venture capital fund. The city is also home to two new accelerators, Emerge Xcelerate and Seamless, and some of the best breweries in the country, which is why we've named it one of the Best Beer Cities in the U.S. two years in row. 

Business Growth (2011-2015): 12%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): -4%