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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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Grand Rapids: A city on the move

Grand Rapids has a vision for transportation in the city of tomorrow. And while it includes a world where ridesharing and autonomous vehicles change how we get around town, the vision extends well…

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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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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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Sustainability: A Way of Life in Grand Rapids

Sustainability in the event industry is more than a trend. It is becoming an industry standard. In 2021, the global Event Industry Council released four Guiding Principles for Sustainable Events with…

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Grand Rapids Area Disc Golf Courses to Hone Your Throws

Say goodbye to early tee times, cart rentals, and losing golf balls. Disc golf is a once-niche sport gaining steam across the country. It’s estimated that today there are more than 500,000 players and…

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West Michigan Parks are Community Treasures

Parks, trails, forests, and green spaces cover thousands of acres and touch every corner of Kent County. As the weather warms, residents and visitors, alike, venture out to enjoy all the great West…

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