Displaying items by tag: Grand Action

Monday, 23 November 2020 16:38

Grand Action 2.0 says now is the time to plan major developments in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Planning now for the future development of an outdoor amphitheater, soccer stadium and expansion of the DeVos Place convention center positions Grand Rapids to proceed once the COVID-19 pandemic eventually ends.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 12:40

GR officials consider infrastructure, property deal for waterfront amphitheater

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials have taken the initial steps of a planned public-private partnership that could redevelop a city-owned waterfront property near downtown into a 14,000-seat amphitheater.

Friday, 02 October 2020 12:30

Downtown GR amphitheater gets closer look as Grand Action takes over

GRAND RAPIDS — A downtown Grand Rapids amphitheater appears to be the most plausible of the major downtown development projects now being pursued by Grand Action.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 15:30

Convention center expansion, amphitheater, soccer stadium are Grand Action’s new priorities

GRAND RAPIDS — The business group that pushed several major developments over the past 25 years is now focused on a downtown convention center expansion, an amphitheater and a professional soccer stadium.

Thursday, 06 August 2020 16:45

The Right Place leader Birgit Klohs to retire after 33 years

Birgit Klohs, the dean of economic developers in West Michigan and across the state, plans to retire after more than three decades of leading The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:10

Grand Action reboots to tackle new transformational projects in GR

Grand Action resumes operations in a far different Grand Rapids than 28 years ago. Now at the helm are Carol Van Andel, Dick DeVos and Tom Welch, the regional president of Fifth Third Bank.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 09 March 2020 09:54

Grand Action relaunches to focus on transformational projects in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Action, the business group that pushed some of the largest downtown developments over the last 25 years, plans to resume operations with new leadership.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Grand Rapids authority studies next steps for convention center hotel

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority has hired a consultant to lead the process of weighing concepts for developing a full-service hotel to serve the downtown convention center. 

Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:51

Two Paths to Philanthropy: New research highlights how GR, Kalamazoo approach giving differently

Philanthropists in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo give to improve their respective communities, but they go about it in vastly different ways.

Published in Breaking News