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Company Name: Experience Grand Rapids
District Affiliation: Grand Rapids
Company Type: Community Stakeholder, Non-Profit

About Experience Grand Rapids:

Experience Grand Rapids is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Grand Rapids and Kent County. Our mission is to strengthen the region’s economic vitality and quality of life by marketing it as a preferred visitor destination. We are the only community resource dedicated to building a destination brand that increases visitor awareness of the area’s appeal as a tourism and convention destination.
We have long promoted sustainability as part of the destination brand. Whether it’s publicizing Fast Company Magazine’s designation of Grand Rapids as America’s Greenest City, or highlighting the sustainability efforts of local resources, we have positioned the region as a prime destination for the increasing number of meeting planners and tourists who prioritize green travel.
Through our Bring it to Grand Rapids program, we partner with local individuals to identify sustainability-related and sustainability-supportive organizations and associations that hold regional and national meetings. We encourage anyone who belongs to such an organization or association to contact us at to get us started on a plan to bring their event to the area.
Because meetings are often planned years in advance, we collaborate with local community and corporate leaders to encourage and support sustainable progress that will impact our clients in the future ¬– so we are an enthusiastic advocate of Grand Rapids 2030 District mission to reduce energy use, water use and transportation emissions.