The combined cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming were named by Site Selection magazine as the nation’s tenth ranked metro area among locales with a population between 200,000 and 1 million.
Dayton, Ohio, captured the top spot in that category.
Site Selection has made these awards annually since 1978 and it focuses on “new corporate facility projects with significant impact” to compile its rankings.
The magazine’s 2012 awards also listed Battle Creek and Jackson as tying for second in metro areas with fewer than 200,000 residents. Sioux City, Iowa, squeezed past both Michigan cities for first place in that grouping.
The metro area of Detroit, Warren and Livonia finished fifth in the magazine’s poll for areas with a population of more than 1 million. Houston topped that category.
Texas won Site Selection’s 2012 Governor’s Cup award, while Michigan finished fourth in the race among states.
David Czurak, Grand Rapids Business Journal.