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About the Smart Coast

West Michigan is quickly emerging as one of the best places in the country to start a career, a life or a family. And along the lakeshore, the Michigan Smart Coast boasts company innovation, professional fulfillment and continual sources of weekend entertainment.

We're a region globally recognized for leadership in manufacturing, food production, engineering, design, agriculture, tourism, health care and sustainability. More importantly, when you look at cost of living and sense of community, the West Michigan coastline stands out as your smart choice.

Upcoming Events

Herman Miller's Millennials in the Workplace

Herman Miller
Join us at Herman Miller’s Design Yard for an inside view of how millennials are shaping the future of work. Herman Miller’s workplace knowledge consultants will share new trends in culture, furniture, and design that are being driven by millennials, and how workplaces are solving for them. Complimentary light refreshments and appetizers will be provided. This is a free event with registration required.

May 23 @ 5:30 pm

Michigan Smart Coast 2017 Internship Program

Locations vary throughout the summer

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June 1

Smart Coast Intern Kick-Off

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
Meet other interns and young professionals living and working on the Smart Coast this summer. First 100 to register receive FREE Ottawa County Park Passes and are entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. Be a Michigan Smart Coaster and make this your best summer yet!

June 1 @ 5:00 pm

HYP June Unwind Summer Sport Kick off

Join Holland Young Professionals and other interns to connect professionally, make friends and have fun!

June 8 @ 5:30 pm