Economic Development

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Downtown affordable housing project takes next step

July 18, 2018
A new affordable housing development downtown is in the planning stages. Read More

Restaurant Week GR serving up specials

July 18, 2018
More than 70 restaurants are ready to participate in Restaurant Week GR. Read More

Ford airport adding destination

July 16, 2018
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has announced a new non-stop route to an international gateway in the Southeast U.S. Read More

Entrepreneurs win Start Garden cash

July 16, 2018
Ten entrepreneurs claimed $20,000 each through Start Garden’s 100 Ideas initiative. Read More

Downtown parking shuffle continues

Most developers are reserving spaces only for their tenants and their customers.

July 6, 2018
Downtown Grand Rapids has thousands of new parking spaces in the works, but despite the private sector’s involvement, many developers are only building to suit the needs of their secured tenants. Read More

Owners complete land swap

Deal will result in riverfront park for city, development space for MSU.

July 6, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has reached the final step in a land deal that will allow it to obtain a $7.2 million grant. Read More

Education, business leaders push talent

GRCC, MCC and high schools among those creating programs to prepare students for workforce.

July 6, 2018
With Michigan’s lack of talent at the forefront of concerns in the business community, the area’s education and business leaders are working to better prepare young people for the workforce. Read More

Collaboration aims to improve K-12 outcomes

Launch Michigan includes more than two dozen organizations across several fields.

July 6, 2018
A group of Michigan leaders across several fields announced their collaboration in a new alliance to improve K-12 education outcomes. Read More

National judo event pulls $782K into economy

July 4, 2018
Downtown is hosting a national judo competition this weekend. Read More

ArtPrize shift causes marketing disruption

Experience Grand Rapids to adjust strategy with art organization’s debut of Project 1 in 2019.

June 29, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will have to change its marketing strategy thanks to the new biennial ArtPrize structure. Read More