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Community Relations

Experience Grand Rapids is fortunate to enjoy the support of a community that understands and appreciates the value of business and leisure travel to the area. In return, we strive to keep community members informed on what we are doing and how our efforts impact the local economy and quality of life. We created this page to showcase recent EXGR developments, points of local pride and the ongoing effort to make Grand Rapids/Kent County feel more welcoming to everyone. Subscribe to the Friends of Experience GR newsletter to have the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every quarter.

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Community Highlights

Take a look at a few of the many reasons to be proud of Grand Rapids and Kent County.

stories from our community

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

How and why Grand Rapids is becoming a better place for all to live, work & visit.

Downtown Skyline with Golden Hues and Moon, 2021
A Message to Our Community

Experience Grand Rapids shares in the grief felt by the Lyoya family, our local community, and our nation in the tragic loss of Patrick Lyoya’s life. We also grieve the deaths of countless others who…

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