Good Work.
Good Play.

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

Michigan Smart Coast 2017 Internship Program

Locations vary throughout the summer

Sponsored By


In Partnership With


Download Michigan Smart Coast 2017 Internship Events Flyer

Events Start

June 1

Whitecaps Outing with West Michigan Young Professionals

Fifth Third Ballpark
Register here.                   Enjoy a night with Grand Rapids Young Professionals and other local young professional organizations for a night of baseball and networking at Fifth Third Ballpark! Registration for this event includes access to an all-you-can-eat buffet at Alto-Gas In-Game BBQ Deck and seats in the reserved section. Registration ends on July 20th!

July 27 @ 7:00 pm

Coast Guard Festival

Multiple Locations in Grand Haven, MI
People come from all over the country to celebrate and honor those who have served in the United States Coast Guard at our very own Coast Guard City USA, Grand Haven. This festival offers events all week long leading up to the famous fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night. Some of the events include a carnival in downtown, ship tours, tribute bands, craft fairs, and a show by the Grand City Skiers. Don't miss out on the chance to attend one of the biggest festivals here in West Michigan.                       Starting

July 28

HYP August Unwind

More details to come!

August 10 @ 5:30 pm