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After 10 years as an annual event, ArtPrize is switching to a biennial schedule.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As ArtPrize visitors begin streaming into downtown Grand Rapids for the competition’s seventh year, the city’s tourism-based businesses already have plenty of good news to celebrate.

Published in Hospitality

The organization that heads Michigan’s new industrial design promotion effort hopes to launch a statewide design competition loosely based on Grand Rapids-based ArtPrize.

Published in Design Build

ArtPrize Grand Rapids has signed an agreement with Dallas to effectively license the Artprize brand and technology platform to the Texas city starting in 2016.

Published in In the News

The hospitality market across West Michigan is gearing up for a level of development not experienced in years.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

ArtPrize generated a $22.2 million economic impact on Grand Rapids in 2013, according to an assessment by the Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing.

Published in In the News

Downtown Grand Rapids spent a good portion of the past few years defining itself with new events, festivals, venues, eateries — the works.

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