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Black-owned business numbers and mentors offer prescription for report

January 23, 2015
Grand Rapids’ second-to-last ranking by Forbes.com regarding economic conditions for African-Americans was a “shock wave” in the city, unless you happen to be African-American. Read More

River at center of GR Forward’s plans

Organization identifies six goals, including creation of a true ‘downtown neighborhood.’

January 23, 2015
Following extensive public outreach efforts to gather feedback from all sectors of the Grand Rapids community, GR Forward presented an initial draft vision and set of six goals recently during a standing-room-only public forum. Read More

Heartwell’s call for additional climate action by private sector sets new bar

January 17, 2015
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell outlined his priorities for the city in his annual — and last — address, once again challenging both the private and public sectors to accomplish new objectives related to environmental preservation issues. Read More

Mayor touts ‘bright future’ in final address

January 17, 2015
Mayor George Heartwell focused on three key areas Saturday morning during his last state of the city speech: equity, talent attraction and sustainability. Read More

Street Talk: A view of Grand Rapids from above

It’s a date.

January 16, 2015
Grand Rapids’ reputation is reaching new heights. Read More

Metro area ranks best in the Midwest

Grand Rapids/Wyoming named 25th best performing city in the U.S. for 2014.

January 16, 2015
2014 was a year of economic performance so excellent for Grand Rapids and Wyoming that the area was recently named the top-performing city in the Midwest. Read More

VARI’s biorepository provides tools for discovery

January 2, 2015
Grand Rapids is a city on the rise — a city that continues to reinvent itself and redefine its potential. Read More

GR gets $56,800 rebate from Consumers

Energy-efficiency investments at the wastewater plant pay off.

October 31, 2014
An investment in monitoring equipment at the Grand Rapids wastewater treatment plant has reduced its electricity use and also gotten an incentive check for the city of Grand Rapids from Consumers Energy. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.

October 17, 2014
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

West Michigan scores national sports competition

The State Games of America will come to Grand Rapids in 2017.

October 17, 2014
The Meijer State Games of Michigan received a shot in the arm last week. Read More