Bound to four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has an extensive freshwater coastline. The state celebrates a diverse landscape, and is the largest state by area east of the Mississippi River. The state consists of two peninsulas, the Upper and the Lower Peninsulas. Locals and tourists make the state one of the leading places for recreational boating in the United States. With metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Michigan is a great place for businesses and families. GM, Ford, and Chrysler are all located in the state, but there is more to Michigan than the auto industry. The state also produces large quantities of Christmas trees, military equipment, copper, and furniture. Come to Michigan for its natural beauty, but stay for its business and way of life.