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Since WMSA has always advocated improving and promoting the quality of life in West Michigan, it was exciting to see that one of our region’s cities–Holland–ranked second in a national survey of citizens about their perceived happiness with their community.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, based on interviews with more than 353,000 Americans during 2009, asked individuals to assess their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities. Holland ranked second, behind Boulder, Colorado, and the only eastern city in the top 10 besides Washington, D.C.

Holland ranked near the top in emotional health, physical health, and basic access to needs for a healthy lifestyle.

More about the study and local reaction can be found in the Holland Sentinel, and a national perspective is in USA Today.

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