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Grand Rapids ranks as No. 4 'smartest' city in US

Grand Rapids ranks as No. 4 'smartest' city in US

Grand Rapids is among the Top 10 Smartest Cities in the country.

GVSU adds Laker flair to farm-to-table concept

GVSU adds Laker flair to farm-to-table concept

With roots tracing back to a student-led initiative in 2008, a Grand Valley State University sustainable agricultural project serves up locally grown produce in meals on campus.

YMCA breaks ground on new $30M facility in Cascade

YMCA breaks ground on new $30M facility in Cascade

When all is said and done, next fall West Michigan will be home to a new YMCA unlike any other in the country.

Amway Grand Plaza undergoes $14M facelift

Amway Grand Plaza undergoes $14M facelift

Just shy of its 100-year anniversary, which takes place in 2016, Amway Grand Plaza is undergoing a $14 million renovation project that focuses on business travelers.

Developers target Grand Rapids' 'next great neighborhood'

Developers target Grand Rapids' 'next great neighborhood'

The historic Creston neighborhood in northeast Grand Rapids is set to see three projects under development that will create new apartments, a rooftop bar and retail space  which city officials believe will help transform the area.

Barbecue restaurant signs with Downtown Market

Barbecue restaurant signs with Downtown Market

A nationally recognized barbecue joint in Detroit is expanding into downtown Grand Rapids.

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, dont even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets.

University builds $22M administrative building

University builds $22M administrative building

A university has completed the $22-million transformation of its former library into an administrative building.

Grand Rapids ranked 5th among U.S. cities benefiting most from economic recovery

Grand Rapids ranked 5th among U.S. cities benefiting most from economic recovery

GRAND RAPIDS, MI  West Michigans economy is the fifth fastest-growing economy in the U.S., following several cities that have grown mainly due to the nation's oil and technology boom, according to a survey published in Forbes.com.

Is Michigan a startup state?

Is Michigan a startup state?

A conversation about growing Michigans entrepreneurial ecosystem kicked off a conference Sunday in Grand Rapids  designed to align legislative policies with economic development initiatives in West Michigan.

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