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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

Bank exec says variety fuels GR economy

Region has 20 companies with almost 2,000 employees each, which limits recession fears.

March 24, 2017
The variety of industries that call West Michigan home have provided the region with protection from recessions in the past and will continue to do so at least through the next cycle, according to a national economic analyst. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids hires VP of multicultural business development

March 24, 2017
Experience Grand Rapids has named its first VP of multicultural business development. Read More

Events firm producing Downtown Live!

March 23, 2017
A local events firm is partnering with the mayor, chamber and downtown businesses to produce a free event with live mannequins, “selfie spots” and live music. Read More

West Michigan produces 10 of state's 50 Companies to Watch

March 21, 2017
A group of partners have announced the winners of the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards. Read More

Survey finds CEOs exude confidence

More than 60 percent believe state’s economy will improve over next six months.

March 17, 2017
Optimism among Michigan’s executives continues to be high in the wake of the 2016 election. Read More

LINC Up looks to address affordable housing

Organization partners with GRCC to provide construction students with hands-on experience building houses in Grand Rapids.

March 17, 2017
Community-driven economic development organization LINC Up is hoping to address the affordable housing dilemma by starting right around the corner. Read More

Bridal startup wins 5x5 Night

March 17, 2017
A specialized bridal business is the latest winner of 5x5 Night. Read More

Automation supplier plans $1.9M expansion

March 16, 2017
A maker of custom automation equipment and robotic systems in the region is planning a $1.9-million expansion. Read More