Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'


Streetcar study should be completed this year

March 28, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The possibility of a streetcar line in Grand Rapids is again under consideration. Read More

Street Talk: For conventions, it’s GR vs. Detroit, not Muskegon

All for one.

March 28, 2014
Doug Small’s job is to sell Grand Rapids to the convention and tourism industries. Read More

Stakeholders focus on the future of passenger rail

Representatives from along Pere Marquette line talk about tourism, parking and other opportunities.

March 21, 2014
Stakeholders from several communities along the Pere Marquette Amtrak line, which runs from Grand Rapids to Chicago and back each day, met in Holland recently to discuss economic opportunities offered by the passenger rail line. Read More

Lakeshore deserves more ‘Influential’ representation

March 14, 2014
This is a time when West Michigan needs to speak up. Read More

Grand Rapids should be more welcoming

March 14, 2014
I enjoy the Comment & Opinion section as it gives me a perspective and insight into what other people think and experience. Read More

Inside Track: Rodriguez is comfortable being a voice for West Michigan

Calder Group founder seeks to help shape public policy and infuse clients’ interests at all levels of government.

February 28, 2014
Think of Jared Rodriguez as a policy wonk who has a soft spot for a certain city in Michigan. Read More

C.D. Barnes marks 60 years by staying lean and conservative

Promoting from within and staying debt free top list of priorities.

January 31, 2014
C.D. Barnes Construction is celebrating its 60th anniversary by honoring its legacy and keeping an eye on the future. Read More

GR votes May 6 on income tax for street repair

Specifics are coming Feb. 11 on how the money would be spent.

January 31, 2014
When this brutal winter ends, Grand Rapids city streets may be in a classic state of disrepair, and if the city voters still see reminders of that May 6, it may encourage “yes” votes at the special election that day. Read More

City assigns property exemption to law firm

Transfer offers tax break to new owner of historic office building.

January 10, 2014
Grand Rapids city commissioners recently transferred an obsolete property tax exemption to the new owner of the Pike House, a historic downtown office building at 230 E. Fulton St. Read More

Grand Rapids chooses global health care consultant

Three-year agreement will assist with adapting to new federal law.

January 3, 2014
For the first time in roughly a decade, the city of Grand Rapids has a new health care consultant who will help guide its employee coverage through the Affordable Care Act this year and beyond. Read More