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‘Entrepreneurial DNA’ drives Acrisure’s growth

Insurance brokerage secures incentives to move HQ downtown as growing number of agencies join fold.

October 4, 2019
Acrisure was founded just 14 years ago by entrepreneurs Greg Williams and Ricky Norris, who were committed to maintaining a decentralized approach to insurance agency acquisitions. Read More

Brownfield agency’s 2020 budget is a mixed bag

Budget reflects continued growth of program, but it also revealed deficits that may cause long-term problems.

May 17, 2019
The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s budget for fiscal year 2020 represents some changes for the organization, both positive and negative. Read More

Sparta attracts more development

Virginia-based security engineering and consulting firm plans to invest $621,000 to grow presence in region.

June 8, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids continues to grow, its outlying towns have been benefitting, as well. Read More

City backs DDA budget

Budget consists of new projects from GR Forward, as well as carry-forward projects spanning multiple fiscal years.

May 25, 2018
The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the Downtown Development Authority’s budget plan for fiscal year 2019. Read More

Parking solutions should take precedent

May 25, 2018
The month of May has brought a series of approvals for the Downtown Development Authority’s $10-million budget attending the GR Forward initiatives, including $2.63 million for a “mobility strategy” related to “bike-friendly” parking solutions, street and boulevard “improvements,” extended DASH service and “education outreach” for “options in and out of downtown.” Read More

Street Talk: Tower, hotel on track

Rhyme time.

January 26, 2018
The Warner Building and neighboring Hyatt Place hotel projects gradually are taking shape. Read More

Downtown Development Authority approves project funding

October 11, 2017
The Downtown Development Authority approved plans Wednesday morning for making downtown safer and more inviting. Read More

Downtown theater complex plans change

August 8, 2017
The developer of a proposed $140-million mixed-use downtown movie theater project is presenting its updated plans to the Downtown Development Authority tomorrow morning. Read More

DDA approves spending for Lyons Edge project

Agency to pay $370,000 for improvements that include replacing the existing stepped amphitheater with more green space.

June 16, 2017
A $4-million improvement project to Lyons Edge continues to inch along. Read More

Downtown Market says it’s on ‘solid footing’

Despite twice requesting extensions on $3-million loan from state, market’s CEO and president claims it is ‘financially sustainable.’

February 17, 2017
Despite having twice requested extensions on its $3-million loan with the state of Michigan, Mimi Fritz of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market said the Grand Action and Downtown Development Authority-backed venture is financially sustainable and doing well. Read More