A Top 20 Region by 2025

Talent 2025’s vision is for West Michigan to be globally recognized as a top 20 region in the U.S. where entrepreneurship thrives, and employers want to be, because diverse talent wants to work, learn, and live here. Talent 2025 is a catalyst to create a truly integrated talent development system designed to make West Michigan a magnet for both talent and jobs.

Illuminate, Evaluate, Advocate

Business leaders across West Michigan came together in 2010 to form Talent 2025. We are supported by more than 100 business leaders representing over 75,000 employees and a wide variety of industries across 13 West Michigan counties. Employers are key to a region’s economic prosperity and our member CEOs want to help craft solutions.

The goal of this CEO-led effort is to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of the region’s talent to meet increasingly more complex and diverse workforce needs. Regional collaboration among all stakeholders in the talent system will ensure that our region is globally competitive with a greater quality of life for all.

Together we work to:

  1. Illuminate Performance Gaps
  2. Evaluate Solutions
  3. Advocate for Leading Practices

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