Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'

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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

Letter: National construction concerns also felt in West Michigan

March 3, 2017
We know there is a nationwide shortage of buildable lots and skilled labor for the housing market. Read More

Inside Track: With second opportunity, attorney answers the call

Anita Hitchcock is happy with job as Grand Rapids city attorney after passing on the position first time around.

February 24, 2017
Seven months in, Anita Hitchcock couldn’t be happier with her new role as Grand Rapids city attorney. Read More

Educational achievement key in talent shortage problem

February 17, 2017
Grand Rapids employers universally are impacted by the talent shortage and identify the issue as the top concern in moving their businesses forward or expanding. Read More