Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'

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Franchise opportunities expand in city

Growing population and career options among reasons for interest in Grand Rapids market.

May 19, 2017
As the Grand Rapids population rises, so do the opportunities for residents to own a franchise. Read More

Street Talk: Rapid transformation

Cleaning up.

May 19, 2017
During Josh Naramore’s presentation to the Grand Rapids City Commission during the FY2018 Preliminary Fiscal Plan hearings, the Mobile GR director said the department will be rebranding the Downtown Area Shuttle service line in 2018. Read More

Parking ban reversal may be too little, too late

March 31, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners responded to business community appeals last week, eliminating a Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. GR Forward plan banning construction of surface parking lots, which was implemented more than a year ago. Read More

Interactive Map: Construction projects flow into Grand Rapids

Planning Department and Development Center introduces booklet of all projects in city.

March 24, 2017
Since 2000, there has been approximately $3 billion worth of construction in Grand Rapids, including more than $1.7 billion since 2012. Read More

Consultants urge city to improve equity for better competition

There is ‘limited alignment’ between thinking about equity and implementing it in practices, policies and incentives.

March 24, 2017
Following a weeklong visit from representatives from the Rose Center for Public Leadership, city officials were debriefed on how Grand Rapids can improve its equity. Read More

LINC Up initiative provides multifaceted impact

March 17, 2017
The essential successes of neighborhood improvements in Grand Rapids has become so well understood most every accolade almost sounds ubiquitous. Read More

Women-owned businesses vital to GR’s economy

March 10, 2017
Women entrepreneurs significantly bolster the greater Grand Rapids area economy, but they remain a largely unseen and unrecognized force. Read More

Street Talk: A parking exodus

Funny story.

March 10, 2017
About 300 monthly parking spots are set to clear up by the end of the year. Read More

Bike share not an answer to parking problem

March 3, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners narrowly approved an expenditure of $100,000 to study a bike-share program, for which the city would pay up to $2 million to initiate, providing approximately 20-35 bike stations for sharing. Read More

Letter: Lack of parking limits retail space

March 3, 2017
It is true that each parking space in front of a retail store is worth about $600,000 in retail sales. Read More