Economic Development

Work to restore the Grand River surges ahead

City commissioners approve complicated permit submissions.

November 13, 2015

A 70 percent town

Officials know there’s more work to be done on the city’s brand recognition.

November 13, 2015

DGRI plan reshapes downtown

GR Forward now includes preamble and strategies that measure diversity improvements.

November 13, 2015

Neighborhood awards celebrate best of the city

The 26th annual program served Two Scotts Barbecue with its 2015 Grand Award.

November 6, 2015

Grand Rapids and Holland partner on SmartZone

Designation will support growth of tech and research-related firms and jobs.

November 6, 2015

Cedar Springs Brewing acts as catalyst

The brewery is the downtown district’s first new build since the 1950s, but more is on the way.

October 30, 2015