2020 Year in Review & 2021 Forecast

What a year. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses across every industry in a variety of ways. Over the past year, the West Michigan business community has stepped up to the challenge, as they have many times before. We have learned a lot about ourselves, our teams, and our businesses. These individual stories come together to create a strong and resilient community.

For the Grand Rapids Chamber team, meeting the adversity of COVID-19 means action. As we have done throughout 2020, we will continue to work tirelessly with our members to ensure we have the strongest recovery possible, by pursuing any opportunity or innovation to support our community and continue our momentum in West Michigan.

On behalf of the Grand Rapids Chamber, thank you for your support. As we reflect on 2020, we are especially grateful for your continued commitment to our community. It is your time and investment in our organization that allows us to continue our mission of fostering a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.

We are confident that our region is ideally suited to thrive in the new normal. We look forward to continue working with our members, elected officials, and business leaders as we embark on a smart restart. Together, we can build a magnetic community and a business environment built for your success.


Rick Baker

President & CEO Grand Rapids Chamber

For more information on the Grand Rapids Chamber’s work, view our 2020 Year in Review & 2021 Forecast Report.

2020 Year in Review & 2021 Forecast Report 


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