Why franchise in Grand Rapids?

Be part of a community with a sense of pride

The second-largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids overlooks the Grand River and is well-known for its Midwestern friendliness and hospitality, priding itself on maintaining a small-town feel even as the city continues to grow. Grand Rapids is also home to an eclectic mix of breweries, restaurants, and cultural attractions, from the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to the 25,000-square-foot Downtown Market.

Grand Rapids’s diverse economy is not dependent on any one industry, making it resilient and ensuring sustained growth. It’s consistently ranked in the country’s fastest growing economies and is a particularly favorable climate for opening a small business.

Top employers in Grand Rapids:

  • Meijer
  • Herman Miller
  • Steelcase
  • Haworth
  • Gordon Food Service

Grand Rapids business highlights

Top 10 nationally in fastest growing economies

#6 small city poised for growth

#2 best city for new small business

575,000+ person workforce

4 Fortune 1,000 headquarters

Available staffing model in Grand Rapids

Meet Bill

Bill Tasillo is your main point-of-contact for everything related to Spherion franchising. Reach out to him directly. He’s here to help you every step of the way.

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Bill Tasillo

Vice-President of Franchise Sales & Market Development