Items Tagged with 'Grand River'


Region’s water economy swells

Report finds water industries create $666M West Michigan annual impact.

May 3, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new study shows water-related tourism and industry creates an estimated annual economic impact of $666 million and supports nearly 6,300 jobs in West Michigan. Read More

Whitewater hires new president

Steve Heacock leaves role as senior vice president of community relations at Spectrum Health to oversee river project.

February 8, 2019
Steve Heacock has been a vocal supporter of the Grand Rapids Whitewater project, and now he’s taking the lead role in seeing it through. Read More

Ottawa County acquiring land for trails

January 16, 2019
Two parcels of land “crucial” to connecting the region’s trail systems are being acquired by Ottawa County. Read More

Public agency accepting bids for riverfront property

December 21, 2018
A public agency is selling a 14.2-acre piece of land along the Grand River north of downtown. Read More

GR leaders foresee river edge benefit

Projects are many years from completion, but execs say construction will be worth it in the long run.

November 9, 2018
Decades of ideas and plans about the role the Grand River could have in Grand Rapids are finally on the horizon. Read More

Dredging would link downtown, Lake Michigan

A 23-mile stretch of Grand River could be activated for recreational activity west of Whitewater project.

November 2, 2018
A new study shows dredging a 23-mile portion of the Grand River from the Fulton Street bridge to the Bass River could create a $5.7-million annual economic impact and raise riverfront property values by 16.9 percent. Read More

Grand Rapids reveals $40M River for All plans

November 2, 2018
Final plans have been revealed for $40 million in park developments around the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Once-dormant Monroe North attracts $260M

Neighborhood has seen at least $213M in development since late last year with hotel, apartment buildings.

October 26, 2018
As anyone walking in downtown Grand Rapids can see, the area is going through many changes. Ranked among the top cities nationally in economic development, that growth has brought new business to nearby neighborhoods, as well. Read More

New international bridge helps ensure strong West Michigan

October 12, 2018
Grand Rapids is geographically divided east and west by the Grand River. Read More

Grand Rapids Whitewater aims for 2019 summer start date

Nonprofit has raised half of $45 million needed for Grand River restoration project.

August 31, 2018
This time next year, Grand Rapids Whitewater hopes to begin its Grand River restoration project. Read More