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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

6th Annual intern Connect

20 Monroe Live
      A half-day professional development conference focused on the soft essential skills interns need the most. Opportunities to network with fellow interns and local companies

June 19 @ 12:30 pm

Inside HYP: Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity 2 x 4 Tour


          Join the upcoming 2x4 tour to learn the answers to these questions and more about Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity. The tour will give you an opportunity to learn about the mission of Lakeshore Habitat, hear some impact stories as well as be one of the first groups to see the completed 150th Habitat home in our community.

June 20 @ 4:00 pm

HYP June Unwind


Celebrate the arrival of summer, surrounded by young professionals just like you, at our Unwind event from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.  Taking place at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, 85 E. 8th St., Suite 310, in Holland.

The company is opening up their private deck above the Curragh, on the corner of College and 8th, for the special evening. Drinks and appetizers also will be provided for your enjoyment.

Please register ahead of time so there’s enough food for everyone. See you at the top, the rooftop that is!

June 20 @ 5:30 pm