Dynamic Variation:

Michigan Outdoor Recreation – Beyond Fun

Come for a visit! That opportunity for adventure attracts fun-loving visitors to Kent County and across the state. In fact, tourism consistently ranks among Michigan’s top three industries, with…

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The Downtown Market: Something for every taste

Whether they come for a business meeting, a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or an annual convention, West Michigan visitors’ interests are as diverse as their backgrounds. So, when it comes to…

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Grand Rapids: A mosaic of local and international work

As home to dozens of neighborhood galleries, two downtown art museums, one of the largest volunteer-driven arts festivals in the nation, a top-50 most visited art museum worldwide, and an…

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Rockford

Just 15 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids, Rockford is a vibrant city filled with small-town charm and ambiance. A quaintly nostalgic downtown, situated on the banks of the scenic Rogue River…

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Grand Rapids is growing and people are noticing

The Grand Rapids economy is consistently ranked as one of the best and fastest growing in the country – and there’s no better evidence of that than the pace of downtown development. Capital investment…

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Growing food – and the food industry – in West Michigan

West Michigan farmers and food processors have created a $1.5 billion agri-food industry, propelling the region to the top 25 percent of similar regions nationwide, according to the Right Place, West…

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Grand Rapids: a hub for medical research and innovation

Utopia or reality? A few years back, Dr. Norman Beauchamp looked to the future of biomedical research and healthcare – and posited what sounded like a health science utopia. He talked about an…

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth – short for June Nineteenth – commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863…

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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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