Economic Development

Sports commission contributes $145M to local economy

Sports tourism is a nearly recession-proof industry.

January 30, 2015

West Michigan retaining young, educated residents

Grand Rapids is most popular destination for people from other states.

Panel wants airport authority details amended

A few issues, particularly the size of the authority board, need to be resolved.

January 30, 2015

Varga, Silver Line cited with Newsmaker award

State’s first bus rapid transit system is seen as economic development engine.

January 30, 2015

GRCC hosts annual Giants Awards at DeVos Place

Event honors African-American individuals and organizations for community involvement.

January 23, 2015

River at center of GR Forward’s plans

Organization identifies six goals, including creation of a true ‘downtown neighborhood.’

January 23, 2015