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Confidence in the city remains high

Amid uncertainty following Grand Action shutdown, community leaders look to next steps.

September 22, 2017
Three local executives said they don’t know where the city is headed — but they agreed Grand Action has set the stage for future growth. Read More

Children’s museum eyes attendance

Marking its 20th anniversary, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is debt-free for first time.

September 22, 2017
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Big data experts coming to Grand Rapids

September 19, 2017
A computing technologies and educational nonprofit will host a conference at DeVos Place next week featuring some of the nation’s leading minds in big data. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Christian Gaines of ArtPrize

September 19, 2017
Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize, is the featured guest in episode 52 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Meijer Gardens opens Rodin exhibit for ArtPrize

September 19, 2017
An exhibit featuring works by Rodin and 17 contemporary figurative sculptors has opened at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park as part of ArtPrize. Read More

ArtPrize to bring 500K visitors downtown

September 18, 2017
The world’s largest public art competition is gearing up for its ninth run, Sept. 20-Oct. 8, in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

No heirs apparent for Grand Action 2.0

As co-chairs retire, committee waits for next generation of leaders to emerge with a new focus for Grand Rapids.

September 15, 2017
The thing about vision is, it can dim over time. And the retiring co-chairs of Grand Action Committee are waiting for younger eyes to take over with a fresh plan for the city. Read More

What they’ve accomplished

Grand Action’s fingerprints are all over downtown projects.

September 15, 2017
Grand Action was founded in 1991, originally as an outgrowth of Grand Vision. Read More

ArtPrize hones tech focus in Studio Series

September 15, 2017
ArtPrize will delve into the role of artists in public and private innovation during two talks at its headquarters this month. Read More

The Rapid rolls out transit study

Public transit provider launches public feedback tool for input on system improvements.

September 15, 2017
The Rapid is reaching out for customer input to determine how it will improve its system in the next 10 years. Read More