December 7, 2017

Grand Rapids has been ranked as the No. 1 housing market in the nation "to watch" in the nation.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids metropolitan area was the fastest growing economy in the U.S. last year, according to Headlight Data, a company that tracks economic and workforce development.

Grand Rapids' workforce grew 4.4 percent last year, according to Headlight...

U.S. News & World Report and have ranked Grand Rapids #19 on their Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Quality of Life in 2017 list.

Median Home Price: $155,256

Median Annual Salary: $42,950

College Readiness Ranking: 17

Health Ranking: 19

Well-Being Ranking: 49


After a period of comparative decline, business exports once again are climbing, and West Michigan industries are contributing to Michigan’s increasing numbers. The impacts of such growth include not just employment levels but the diversity of products and services in...

December 27, 2016

After years of planning, Grand Rapids city leaders and developers are gearing up for a big year in Grand Rapids, probably the biggest boom in the city in 10 years; maybe ever. Here are some of the projects that we’ve been keeping an eye on, and what we might expect to...

December 5, 2016

A professional soccer franchise, a new downtown hotel and a convention center expansion are among a list of proposed projects that could be undertaken in Grand Rapids over the next several years.

Grand Rapids-based Grand Action, a business-based nonprofit, which is resp...

November 29, 2016


Unemployment rate: 3.3%

Median household income: $39,913

Median home price: $129,900

Percent of population with bachelor’s degree: 31%

For retirees, Grand Rapids might be the perfect place to downsize and relocate — it's one of the best places to reti...

November 27, 2016

Grand Valley State University’s planned Health Campus — dubbed the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall after the capital campaign’s lead donor — is expected to help the institution expand its growing medical curriculum. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2018, the $37.5 millio...

November 21, 2016

Twenty-four 'micro lofts' are included in this $33 million, 11-story residential tower under construction in downtown Grand Rapids’ entertainment district. Developed by Orion Real Estate Solutions, the 88-unit tower is slated for completion in spring 2017. Attached to...

November 9, 2016

A local college’s board has given the green light for a new $37.5-million health professions building along the Medical Mile.

Grand Valley State University said last week its board approved funding for an 84,000-square-foot building and a $9 million, two-level parking g...

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