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Encyclopedia > Western Michigan

Western Michigan, also known as West Michigan, is a region of the U.S. State of Michigan. Its largest city is Grand Rapids which is the second largest city in the state. Other West Michigan cities include Battle Creek, Holland, Kalamazoo and Muskegon. The twin cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph are sometimes classified as West Michigan, and sometimes categorized in a separate region with Michigan City, Indiana called Michiana. Similarly, Big Rapids and Ludington are also sometimes categorized as being in north-central Lower Michigan. State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... City lights from space. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County, Michigan. ... Holland is a city located in Western Michigan on the Black River settled in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists under the leadership of Rev. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Benton Harbor is a city located in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... St. ... Michigan City is a city located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... Michiana is a informal region in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan centered on the city of South Bend, Indiana. ... Big Rapids is a city located in Mecosta County, Michigan. ... This is a photo of a plaza park next to a Danish bakery in downtown Ludington. ...


Business

Prominent West Michigan corporations include:

Amway generally refers to an international multi-level marketing system consisting of a company called Amway Corporation and several surrounding but legally separate motivational organizations. ... Alticor is a privately-held corporation, owned by members of the DeVos and Van Andel families. ... Quixtar is a multi-level marketing company, founded in 1999 by the owners of Amway. ... Ada Township is a township located in Kent County, Michigan, United States. ... Multi-level marketing (MLM) (also called network marketing (NM)) is a business model which utilizes a combination of direct marketing and franchising. ... Gerber can refer to: An ace-asking convention in bridge. ... Fremont is a city located in Newaygo County, Michigan. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Spartan Stores is a food distributor and grocery store chain in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... The Borroughs Corporation is a leading U.S. shelving and office fixture manufacturer based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as paper work). The term includes small, expendable, daily use items such... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as paper work). The term includes small, expendable, daily use items such... This article is about the American manufacturer of office furniture and equipment. ... For the town of Zeeland in North Dakota, see Zeeland, North Dakota. ... Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as paper work). The term includes small, expendable, daily use items such... Haworth is company based in Holland, Michigan in the United States. ... Holland is a city located in Western Michigan on the Black River settled in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists under the leadership of Rev. ... Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as paper work). The term includes small, expendable, daily use items such... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County, Michigan. ... Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal is a food product designed especially to be marketed to consumers as a breakfast food. ... Meijer (pronounced MY-er) is a regional department store and grocery retailer with about half of its stores located in Michigan, and the rest scattered across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... In commerce, a hypermarket (from the French hypermarché) is a store which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products for the global market. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... A typical modern surgery operation For other meanings of the word, see Surgery (disambiguation) Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia - lit. ... Gentex is a company specializing in fire protection and automotive mirrors based in Zeeland, Michigan. ... For the town of Zeeland in North Dakota, see Zeeland, North Dakota. ... A mirror is a reflective surface that is smooth enough to form an image. ... Allegan is a city located in Allegan County, Michigan. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... Wolverine Worldwide is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan and was founded in 1883. ... Hush Puppies is an international brand of contemporary, casual footwear for men, women and children. ... Rockford is a city located in Kent County, Michigan, United States. ... Womens shoes on display in a shop window, July 2005 A shoe is an item of footwear. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Canister vacuum cleaner A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from carpeted floors. ...

Transportation

Major roads include:

Interstate 96 is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the state of Michigan. ... Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated July 24, 1701 1816  County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick... I-94 redirects here. ... Billings is a city located in Yellowstone County, Montana. ... Port Huron is a city located in St. ... United States Highway 131 is a north-south United States highway. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... This article is about the town; for the type of rock, see Petoskey Stone. ... Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated July 24, 1701 1816  County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick... United States Highway 131 is a north-south United States highway. ... Grand Rapids skyline Nickname: Furniture City Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ...

Famous Present/Former Residents



The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... Johnny Benson Jr. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers (from left): Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Californian rock band who have combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Promotional photograph. ... A Perfect Circle. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964) is an American rock singer. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress, best known for her role as FBI Agent Dana Scully in the American TV series The X-Files. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... Will Keith Kellogg, usually referred to as W. K. Kellogg, (April 7, 1860 – October 6, 1951) was a U.S. industrialist in food manufacturing. ...

Regions of Michigan Flag of Michigan
Upper Peninsula: Copper Country | Keweenaw Peninsula
Lower Peninsula: Metro Detroit | Northern Michigan | The Thumb | Southern Michigan | Western Michigan
Largest cities
Ann Arbor | Canton | Clinton | Dearborn | Detroit | Flint | Grand Rapids | Kalamazoo | Lansing | Livonia | Pontiac | Rochester Hills | Saginaw | Shelby | Southfield | Sterling Heights | Taylor | Troy | Warren | West Bloomfield | Westland
Counties
Alcona | Alger | Allegan | Alpena | Antrim | Arenac | Baraga | Barry | Bay | Benzie | Berrien | Branch | Calhoun | Cass | Charlevoix | Cheboygan | Chippewa | Clare | Clinton | Crawford | Delta | Dickinson | Eaton | Emmet | Genesee | Gladwin | Gogebic | Grand Traverse | Gratiot | Hillsdale | Houghton | Huron | Ingham | Ionia | Iosco | Iron | Isabella | Jackson | Kalamazoo | Kalkaska | Kent | Keweenaw | Lake | Lapeer | Leelanau | Lenawee | Livingston | Luce | Mackinac | Macomb | Manistee | Marquette | Mason | Mecosta | Menominee | Midland | Missaukee | Monroe | Montcalm | Montmorency | Muskegon | Newaygo | Oakland | Oceana | Ogemaw | Ontonagon | Osceola | Oscoda | Otsego | Ottawa | Presque Isle | Roscommon | Saginaw | Sanilac | Schoolcraft | Schiawassee | St. Clair | St. Joseph | Tuscola | Van Buren | Washtenaw | Wayne | Wexford

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Western Michigan University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (797 words)
The school is the fourth largest in the state of Michigan and is one of the 50 largest universities in the United States.The school's mascot is Buster Bronco, and the school colors are brown and gold.
Western Michigan University was established in 1903 as a normal school.
Western Michigan University is an accredited NCAA Division I-A school, and competes in the Mid-American Conference in men's baseball, basketball, football, soccer and tennis; and women's basketball, cross-country skiing, golf, gymnastics, ice skating, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.
Western Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
Western Michigan, also known as West Michigan, is a region of the U.S. State of Michigan.
Joseph are sometimes classified as West Michigan, and sometimes categorized in a separate region with Michigan City, Indiana called Michiana.
Similarly, Big Rapids and Ludington are also sometimes categorized as being in north-central Lower Michigan.
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