Craig Brink

Holland, Michigan

The destination of settlers from the Netherlands in the mid-1800s, the Holland area was desireable to them because of the area's moderate climate, vast forests and the fertile soil, along with Lake Michigan and various inland lakes.  Blessed with natural beauty and pulsing with economic vitality, the Holland area is one of the nation's most desireable locations to start a business, raise a family or even retire.  In fact, Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked Holland as #50 on their list of the "50 Smart Places to Live" in June 2006 and Money Magazine listed Holland as one of the top 5 places to retire.  As a major contributor to the remarkable prosperity of the entire West Michigan economy, the Holland area continues to attract new businesses, while nurturing the retention and expansion of our existing businesses.

These assets continue to draw people to make the Holland area their home.  From the unique stores, excellent restaurants, heated sidewalks and beautiful architecture that can be found in downtown Holland to the many public and private access points available on the shores of Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan for sunbathing, swimming or fishing, to the dozen golf courses throughout the area to the network of bike trails for those enthusiasts, there is something here for everyone.  During the winter months, Holland turns into a winter-wonderland due to "lake effect" snow.  This beautiful snow makes Holland a perfect place to enjoy winter activities such a ice skating, sledding and cross country skiing.  Holland also celebrates its heritage as well as its ever-changing multi-cultural composition with annual celebrations such as the Tulip Time Fesitval, Dutch Winterfest, Fiesta, and Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Fesitval.

Holland is situated only 27 miles from Grand Rapids and 146 miles from Chicago.  Enjoy Holland and explore the many possibilities it presents to energize your business and personal goals along with your quality of life.

 

Holland Area Chamber of Commerce:  www.westcoastchamber.org

Tulip Time:  www.tuliptime.com

 

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