Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'


Grand Rapids rolling out autonomous shuttles

September 28, 2018
Grand Rapids has partnered with eight local organizations to roll out the next stage in public transit. Read More

Entrepreneurial investments bolster Grand Rapids’ ‘fastest growing economy’

August 25, 2017
Despite the political quibbles in Lansing about Michigan Venture Capital Association, seeded by tax vouchers, the nonprofit group’s 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial study offers reason for staying power — and a very impressive “show” by Grand Rapids area entrepreneurs. Read More

Michigan must win the bid for talent

August 18, 2017
Over the years, Michigan — and especially Grand Rapids — has landed on some of the most prestigious “top lists” in publications around the nation. Read More

College launches STEM expansion

August 14, 2017
A local Catholic liberal arts college has announced more upgrades to its campus as it enters the public phase of an ongoing $58-million capital campaign. Read More

Downtown mansion gets new life

August 14, 2017
A local addiction treatment center is opening a new location in a restored mansion downtown. Read More

Manufacturer elects to stay in Grand Rapids

August 10, 2017
A local RFID manufacturer is investing $4.3 million and creating 50 new jobs in the region via an expansion. Read More

Remodelers flip over Grand Rapids

August 4, 2017
Grand Rapids is a prime location for flipping houses. Read More

The Amazon effect reaches Grand Rapids

Retail industry shifting to e-commerce as evidenced by recent brick-and-mortar closings in West Michigan.

July 28, 2017
Not yet physically in West Michigan, Amazon’s effect on the economy is felt in Grand Rapids. Read More

Downtown vacancy rates rise

JLL report shows 18 percent vacancy; first significant spike since 2011.

July 28, 2017
The key buildings in downtown Grand Rapids office real estate have experienced an uptick in their vacancy rates. Read More

Grand Rapids patent approvals support creative economy perceptions

July 28, 2017
Grand Rapids makes a wide assortment of national “top” lists, most especially for entrepreneurial effort and a creative or design-centric community. Read More