Regional Industries


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This report is a roadmap for accelerating Greater Grand Rapid's position as a tech hub.

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From full-service, large-scale managed IT solutions to custom software, online, and app development, the region’s industry can build solutions from the ground up. Whether it’s a pure digital solution or developing integrated technology products, our tech companies have the knowledge and resources to make it happen.

Industry Quick Facts:

  • More than 14,575 information technology jobs in Greater Grand Rapids
  • A projected job growth rate of 17% from 2016-2026
  • Michigan has the highest concentration of engineers in the nation
  • 10,000+ STEM graduates awarded annually.
  • Greater Grand Rapids is home to 770 Information Technology establishments

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Jennifer Wangler

Vice President, Technology | Director, Technology Council of West Michigan

Jennifer provides retention and expansion assistance to Right Place clients in Kent County and site location assistance to national and international IT and tech companies. She also serves as the Director for the Technology Council of West Michigan.

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Infographic: Information Technology in Greater Grand Rapids

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Top Information Technology Occupations MSA (2022)

The top occupation groups for information technology in Greater Grand Rapids

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Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
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Computer User Support Specialists
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Computer Systems Analysts
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Network and Computer Systems Administrators
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Computer Programmers
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Technology Council of West Michigan

The Technology Council of West Michigan exists to grow software-oriented businesses in the Greater Grand Rapids region and strives to make West Michigan a national leader for software development capabilities.

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