West Michigan is a Unique Place


Not only because of it's beautiful beaches and landscapes, but because of it's network of people pulling together to build a better economy and a better community.


One of these People is Cindy Brown 


Hello West Michigan is a talent attraction and retention initiative promoting West Michigan as a great place to live and work. The organization, which helps member companies increase their rate of success in recruiting top talent, is the only organization of its kind in the country. Through Cindy’s leadership, Hello West Michigan has grown its membership, programming, and regional awareness, helping establish West Michigan as a destination for top talent. 

Train Your People with State Funding

The STTF (Skilled Trades Training Fund) program has become increasingly popular among manufacturers who see the assistance as a key component in providing training to their workers. Based on the program's performance, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a $10 million increase to the STTF budget for fiscal year 2016.  The number of companies using the STTF grants increased since 2014.  The program has awarded grants to 94 West Michigan companies so far. Visit MiWorks at AME (#62) to learn how your company can benefit.