West Michigan is a major hub of furniture manufacturers such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Haworth. Global headquarters for Steelcase are in Grand Rapids making it a large part of the community. Many families including my own have had employment with Steelcase. This involvement brings the community closer as a high number of families already know and interact with each other starting as coworkers. I have many high school classmates who have parents that work there and that I knew partly through that connection. Steelcase is a huge stimulant of the economy as well because of its community connection.