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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

Evoqua Water Technologies Job Fair

Evoqua Water Technologies
Join the team leading the water industry! We are a fast-growing manufacturer that needs top talent: *that means you!* We have career-growth opportunities in all areas of facility. From design through fabrication we design and manufacture large industrial and municipal water treatment equipment and systems. We are a family-friendly, veteran-friendly facility that offers mentorship and teamwork among all departments.

February 18 @ 9:00 am

February 5x5 Night

LINC Up Gallery
On Wednesday February 22nd, 5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 - no strings attached. Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is at the reception to find out the winner. Have a glass of wine, talk about ideas. The opportunity to network is the whole reason we put on the event. Join us!

February 22 @ 5:00 pm

GVSU Job Fair

Devos Place
This high-profile event typically attracts over 1,500 students and alumni from all colleges and majors, and over 230 regional and national employers with thousands of jobs, internships, clinical and co-op opportunities.

February 23 @ 1:00 pm

S3: Successes, Stories & Struggles

Hops at 84 East
With so many talented entrepreneurs here on the Lakeshore the Holland SmartZone wanted to help facilitate a low key montly meetup for all of you to get together and share your stories, struggles and successes! Food will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase.

March 9 @ 5:00 pm