The nation’s 3rd best economy. The 2nd best large city for starting a business. The #1 job market in the U.S. These are just a few of the economic heights Grand Rapids has scaled in the last few years … and they’re not the only things rising to new levels here. The city’s economic vitality is fueling an unprecedented surge in capital development.
These new developments are part of what we’re calling A Grand Investment – and they’re paying impressive dividends for both residents and visitors. Here’s just a sampling of projects that are augmenting the $3 billion of construction value the city has added since 2000:
New restaurants, breweries and shops are revitalizing the city’s historic west side. The neighborhood is also home to the newly-opened Bridge Street Market, a unique urban grocery store from local industry titan Meijer.
Downtown’s Studio Park complex will include a nine-screen movie theater, 138-room hotel, apartments, office space and a 750-space parking ramp.
Calder Plaza, a downtown public square, is being redesigned to increase access and utility – new amenities include a splash pad water feature.
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Switch renovated one of the city’s most iconic buildings into the largest, most advanced data center in the Eastern U.S. in 2017 – and the technology infrastructure ecosystem company is planning additional expansions.