Economic Development

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Ford airport booking new destination

November 13, 2018
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is adding another domestic destination for travelers. Read More

Partners producing The Shift Summit

November 13, 2018
A group of partners are hosting a summit this week on economic equity in the African-American community. 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

Rail service could link GR, Holland

With feasibility study done, partners’ next challenge is to gauge expected ridership.

November 9, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A commuter train service could be in West Michigan’s future. Read More

Workforce agency hosting Veterans Week events

November 9, 2018
In recognition of Veterans Day, a local workforce development agency will host a series of free and discounted events for veterans. Read More

Ford airport begins $18M second phase of 'transformation project'

November 6, 2018
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has started an $18-million renovation project. Read More

Businesses kicking off Cocktail Week GR

November 5, 2018
A celebration of local craft spirits is coming back to Grand Rapids. 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

Muskegon reveals downtown campus

The $26-million investment includes $17-million convention center, $6-million hotel renovation, $2.7-million arena renovation.

November 2, 2018
Plans for the future downtown Muskegon convention center campus show a total investment of at least $26 million. Read More

Economic growth sprouts at Tulip Time

Impact report says festival yielded $48M in visitor spending, up from $12M in 2015.

November 2, 2018
More people are making the trek to Holland to see the springtime tulips, according to an economic report. Read More