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City extends agreement with JLL

Grand Rapids contracted Chicago-based real estate firm to evaluate city-owned property on Market Avenue.

May 25, 2018
A new amendment to the city of Grand Rapids’ agreement with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Inc. will allow the city to retain the firm until 2019. Read More

City doles out brownfield loans

Five projects, representing $93M in private investment, will share $1.76M.

March 9, 2018
The Grand Rapids Economic Development department completed work on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Revolving Loan Fund Grant of $1.76 million. Read More

City says project pipeline tightens

Economic development report shows businesses committed to $173 million in new private development in 2017.

January 19, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has released a report showing the number of projects in its approval pipeline dipped in 2017. Read More

Economic concerns must be prioritized

January 19, 2018
The Business Journal finds reason for continued caution in the reporting of greater Grand Rapids economic forecasts for 2018 and year-end statements summarizing 2017. Read More

Street Talk: On the right track

Junk funk.

January 6, 2017
A few of the last remaining major eligible Grand Rapids neighborhoods not already designated as a Corridor Improvement District took the first steps in receiving that designation. Read More

City may reconsider NEZ rules

Neighborhood Enterprise Zones could include material compatibility, affordable housing stipulations.

March 18, 2016
The wave of development throughout Grand Rapids is prompting closer scrutiny of existing incentive tools and building guidelines. Read More

Developer secures brownfield funds

City approves two financing requests for 16-story Bond Avenue project.

January 15, 2016
City of Grand Rapids officials launched 2016 by supporting the establishment of the 601 Bond Neighborhood Enterprise Zone for the 16-story redevelopment project planned at 601 Bond Ave. NW, and approved a tax increment financing plan to reimburse the developer for up to $4.3 million in eligible brownfield activities. Read More

Association elects Grand Rapids official to board

December 18, 2013
A director at the city of Grand Rapids has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Economic Developers Association for another three-year term. Read More

City office to start gardening process

New effort has goal of growing neighborhood business districts.

September 27, 2013
Although fall normally means an end to the growing season, the Grand Rapids Economic Development Office began tilling the concrete and asphalt fields last week to start a three-year economic gardening venture. Read More

City of Grand Rapids' Kara Wood joins new statewide brownfield agency

May 7, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids' Economic Development Director Kara Wood has been tapped to represent the city on the Association for Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, a new statewide agency. Read More