Items Tagged with 'State of the City'

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The importance of being welcoming to all

February 28, 2014
In his latest State of the City speech, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said: “Talent comes in all shapes and forms and colors and ethnicities. It is homegrown and it finds its way here from someplace else. . . . Read More

Grand Rapids considers tax increase for roads shortfall

January 13, 2014
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell focused on five capital-intensive demands in his State of the City address Saturday, “any one of which could sink us, and none of which could be accomplished without additional resources.” Read More

Grand Rapids is a state, federal model of efficiency

January 26, 2013
Mayor George Heartwell on Saturday provided his annual State of the City speech, outlining progress on key initiatives, which, in fact, could be seen in headlines across the country in publications from Forbes, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Mayor cites business involvement in annual address

Companies have joined him in trying to make the future better for city’s youth.

January 26, 2013
The plight of the city’s young people topped Mayor George Heartwell’s 10th State of the City address Saturday at DeVos Place, and he credited a lengthy list of local businesses for making his Mayor’s 50 program a success last year. Read More

Street Talk: Lansing casino battle being fought in GR court

January 26, 2013
The U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids heard arguments last week in the state’s attempt to block the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from asking the federal government to take its newly purchased Lansing property into trust so it can build a casino there. Read More

Stories going live at 9 a.m. Saturday: State of the City address, Street Talk, Editorial

January 26, 2013
The stories below relate to Mayor George Heartwell’s State of the City address — which he’s scheduled to deliver this morning — and, due to a media embargo, can be viewed after 9 a.m. today. Read More