Experience Grand Rapids is committed to helping our area businesses emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown as safely, smartly and profitably as possible. We encourage you to take advantage of the tools and resources presented here as you plan for the future of your business. We will be posting additional content as the situation and your needs evolve, so bookmark this page and check back often.
Pure Michigan announced a statewide safety pledge for business, tourism and local communities. Building on the “Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan” message of strength and unity across the state during COVID-19, Pure Michigan is encouraging businesses, visitors and local communities to take the Pure Michigan Pledge, a promise to uphold local safety protocols and CDC travel guidelines to travel safely this summer season and beyond. Experience Grand Rapids has taken the pledge, will you join us?
Please complete this form to communicate to Experience Grand Rapids important details about your business. We will use this information to update your web listing on ExperienceGR.com and help publicize your business to our audience.
Get a look at the State of Tourism in Grand Rapids and Kent County and what Experience Grand Rapids' approach to plan for recovery.
Experience Grand Rapids is here to assist our local community as Grand Rapids area business begin to reopen.
Our new promotional campaign invites people to “Dream Grand” – to imagine all the cool things they can do in Grand Rapids and Kent County when they feel comfortable doing so. You can leverage our investment in traditional and social media branding by incorporating Dream Grand into your own messaging.…Learn More ›
Business is changing and things are moving at a rapid pace. Keeping your online presence updated is more important than ever before. Our team has created this Digital Marketing Guide to help you ensure that your online presence matches what you have to offer customers.…Learn More ›
We’ve continued to research, monitor and track all facets of the tourism and hospitality industries throughout the course of the pandemic. Along the way, we’ve compiled the following expert guidance from Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition. Experience Grand Rapids is a convening member of the coalition and have participated in many of the workgroups to help reopen the state.
Eligible small businesses experiencing economic challenges as a result of COVID-19 can apply for this crowdfunding match grant. Dollars will be matched by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on a 1:1 basis, up to $5,000. Learn more about this opportunity.