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Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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Housing, ‘transformational projects’ discussed at Grand Rapids Policy Conference

The conference, hosted by the Grand Rapids Chamber, took place at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. → Read More

Grand Rapids Tequila Fest to feature premium tequila, cocktails

The event in downtown Grand Rapids is scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. → Read More

Trump-backed John Gibbs defeats Congressman Peter Meijer, who voted for impeachment

Gibbs, a former Trump administration employee and political commentator, was endorsed by the former president. → Read More

Meijer, Gibbs locked in tight race for West Michigan congressional district, early returns show

Meijer and Gibbs are competing in the Republican primary for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. → Read More

‘I cannot and will not ignore a validly passed law,’ Kent County prosecutor says of abortion ban ruling

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled today that county prosecutors can enforce the state's 1931 abortion ban. → Read More

Grand Rapids wants 8,888 new housing units by 2025. How close are we?

The goal was laid out in a 2020 housing needs assessment commissioned by the city of Grand Rapids. → Read More

Grand Rapids DDA exploring expansion of tax collection district

The DDA is exploring adding property around the site of a proposed Grand Rapids amphitheater to its tax-rolls. → Read More

Peter Meijer, Trump-backed challenger compete in Aug. 2 GOP primary for West Michigan congressional seat

The winner will face Democrat Hillary Scholten in the November election for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. → Read More

Nonprofit and builder team up to construct ‘affordable’ home in Grand Rapids neighborhood

The home, in the Baxter Neighborhood, was sold below the market rate through ICCF's land trust program. → Read More

Futsal courts coming to downtown Grand Rapids surface parking lot

Futsal is similar to soccer, but is played on a hard-surface court. → Read More

First Whole Foods Market in Grand Rapids area opening Aug. 17

The store is located at Radcliff Plaza shopping center in Kentwood near Woodland Mall. → Read More

Detroit-based HVAC company invests $1M in Grand Rapids Innovation Center

The Duravent Group hosted a ribbon cutting Friday, July 8 for its new office in Kentwood. → Read More

Rooftop pickleball courts open at Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids

The courts, which offer sweeping views of downtown Grand Rapids, can be rented for $20 an hour. → Read More

Boston Square Neighborhood Association hosting community fair

The event, being held July 9, will feature food, live music, a DJ, games and more. → Read More

Barbie truck tour coming to Grand Rapids area

The truck, offering 70s-themed Malibu Barbie beach apparel and accessories, will be parked at Woodland Mall. → Read More

‘We’re swimming upstream:’ Construction costs strain development of Grand Rapids residential tower

Wheeler Development Group says it needs construction costs to fall to make the project feasible. → Read More

Amway to wind down operations in Russia

The move, announced Wednesday, would be the first time in the company's 63-year history that it has left a market. → Read More

Life sciences company plans Muskegon area facility, 200 jobs and $430M investment

Global Life Sciences Solutions USA wants to reopen the former Bayer CropScience facility in Muskegon Township. → Read More

First phase of 52-unit ‘upscale’ Grand Rapids area townhome development complete

Evergreen Townhomes is located on East Beltline Avenue NE, just south of Kuyper College in Grand Rapids Township. → Read More

Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Beecher’s Handcrafted Soft Pretzels offers sweet, savory treats

Founded in 2020, the shop operates a storefront in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming and a food truck. → Read More