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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

Career Expo

DeVos Field House
High School Seniors - Meet with over 70 employers, colleges and organizations and attend breakout sessions on resume writing, business etiquette, interviewing, entrepreneurship, IT and health panels and more! This is a great opportunity for any student looking for part-time or full-time work, internships, exploring colleges or whatever the next step may be after high school graduation.

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For more on the 73 participating employers, colleges and organizations and break out sessions, go to

April 9 @ 8:30 am