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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President Ford & Betty Ford

President Gerald R. Ford wasn’t actually born in Grand Rapids, but since his mother moved here when he was just two weeks old, the city has always claimed him as a native son. Ford never quibbled with…

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President Gerald R. Ford

Facts about the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford arrived in Grand Rapids in 1913, two weeks after his birth in Omaha, Nebraska. He was originally named Leslie Lynch King, Jr. but…

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Chamber Site

Grand Rapids is more than just a great place to visit - it's a great place to live and work, too. While Michigan and other Midwest states have seen their share of challenges, Grand Rapids remains an…

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Hospitals

Grand Rapids residents and visitors enjoy access to world-class healthcare and medical services. Since 2000, the city has experienced more than $2 billion of investment in its Medical Mile – an…

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Jenison

This Grand Rapids suburb is popular with residents who want to be close to both the Big City (it’s 12 minutes from downtown) and the Big Lake (28 minutes to Lake Michigan). With an abundance of…

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Alpine

Just four miles north of downtown Grand Rapids, Alpine Township combines rural charm with urban amenities. About 75% of the township is prime farmland – including “The Ridge,” a unique topographical…

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Byron Center

Byron Center is a friendly, family-oriented community with a growing commercial presence. The 2015 opening of a Tanger Outlet Mall has drawn huge crowds to the area – and those that venture beyond the…

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Cannonsburg

Discover the great outdoors in Cannonsburg, just 20 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids. It includes the area’s largest winter sports park, a 1,300-acre state game area, and numerous lakes and…

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Cascade

Divided into east and west sections by the scenic Thornapple River, Cascade is situated about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Grand Rapids. It’s easily accessible from two major expressways and is…

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