Economic Development

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Landscapers eye Sherman’s march to the lake

Six miles of boulevard through five municipalities slated for makeover.

July 22, 2016
It isn’t exactly yellow bricks, but a major Muskegon corridor to the lakeshore is getting a makeover. Read More

Real estate markets growing

But experts caution there are limits to the expansion.

July 22, 2016
No signs of impending doom mar the real estate world, according to two real estate firm market reports. Read More

Special report:
 Seeking best
 solutions to
 homelessness

Are aid efforts backfiring?

July 22, 2016
Matt Hanlon thinks Grand Rapids can do better. Read More

West Side affordable housing project picks up $562K

July 22, 2016
A mixed-use development planned for the West Side has been awarded tax credits from the state. Read More

Fair receives $2.5M grant for new fairgrounds

July 22, 2016
An annual fair in the area has received a $2.5-million grant from the state that will support its efforts to relocate. Read More

Economic development nonprofit names interim president and CEO

July 21, 2016
There’s a new leader at an economic development nonprofit in the region. Read More

Park crowdfunds playground project

July 18, 2016
A lakeshore park has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,000 for a playground. Read More

Special report: Seeking unity on Division

Retailers, nonprofits have different visions for the corridor’s future.

July 15, 2016
Propaganda Doughnuts’ decision to close — and in part to blame the area’s homeless population for its troubles — is prompting discussion about the future of the South Division Avenue retail corridor. Read More

Coming attraction at Studio 28

Site of former cinema is now part of the planned 28 West town center.

July 15, 2016
Remember Studio 28? Well, something’s finally happening on the vacant site of what was often called the “largest movie theater in the world.” Read More

Home buyers, sellers work together in hot market

July 15, 2016
As Judy Brasseur put it, “you must be living under a rock” to not know people want to live in Grand Rapids. Read More