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GRAND RAPIDS –– The Grand River helped to make Grand Rapids “Furniture City” more than a century ago, and now many believe that Michigan’s longest river will soon revert from a largely passive asset back to an active one.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:43

Large-scale development to continue in 2018

Tower cranes constructing offices, hotels and apartments dot the skyline in and around downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Crystal Ball

Mike VanGessel likes to talk about the “why” behind his company’s decision to invest in the long-neglected west side neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Both Holland-based New Holland Brewing Company LLC and Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids have announced expansions near downtown Grand Rapids that total near $55 million and are targeted for sites that were otherwise fairly “low use,” sources said.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

A low-key but high-powered group of West Michigan influencers and business leaders thinks it’s time to put the rapids back in the Grand. They want to restore a 2-mile-long section of the namesake river flowing through downtown Grand Rapids to attract whitewater enthusiasts.

Published in Economic Development

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