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A gem in a troubled state Posted On: 10/4/2009 8:32:44 PM
The economic troubles of Michigan and, in particular Detroit, tend to overwhelm non-Michiganders. Yet the "west coast" is comparatively free from all the ills that stereotypically damage Michigan. Grand Rapids is the vibrant capital of west Michigan and its renown as "a great place to raise a family" is well-deserved. Now that may be damning it with faint praise to the younger single set. Yet the cost of living, the vibrant downtown, a diversified economy including a rapidly healthcare expansion, and the burgeoning arts community, not to mention the amount of private investment in the city from major corporations make this city a gem to explore.