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Grand Rapids Area

Including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Portage, Wyoming, Grand Haven, Grandville, Three Rivers, and 121 other towns.

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Banking in the Grand Rapids Area

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in Michigan behind Detroit. Located in western Michigan, Grand Rapids only has about 190,000 people in the city, but its metropolitan area is much larger, with over 1 million people. Other notable cities in the region include Kalamazoo, Holland, Battle Creek, Muskegon, Portage, Wyoming, Grand Haven, Grandville, and Rockford.

Thanks to its size and position as the largest city in western Michigan, Grand Rapids has a healthy banking industry. There are 24 banks and 63 credit unions with their headquarters in the Grand Rapids region. Notable institutions that are based in the area are Founders Bank & Trust, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, Independent Bank, and Macatawa Bank. The oldest institution that still has headquarters in the area is First State Bank of Decatur, which was established in 1870. Altogether, there are more than 55 banks and 85 credit unions operating in the region, with a combined total of approximately 870 branches.

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