GRAND RAPIDS — Betsy DeVos’ new role as U.S. Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump will require her to step away from some of her vast business interests to comply with federal ethics laws.
Cities with professional sports teams have an edge when trying to attract prospective visitors, but Grand Rapids continues to compete successfully without this added advantage.
Now in its eighth year, ArtPrize continues searching for new ways forward as an organization. Executive director Christian Gaines says the nonprofit has worked hard to establish itself as a hands-off entity, focused on proprietary technology and the events that correspond with it. Gaines spoke with MiBiz on the past, present and future status of the annual arts competition.