The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.

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GoSite expanding its outreach with mobile welcome carts at local events

Submitted 03-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

From personally staffed mobile resources to a variety of upcoming events, the local information and welcome center continues to serve Grand Rapids locals and visitors.

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Baxter, Madison neighbors urged to speak up about local developer's plans

Submitted 03-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network advocates for community-led change in response to Rockford Construction's development plans.

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ArtPrize's 2016 Annual Report Breakfast yields growth, changes for city's landscape

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NEWS

As ArtPrize's grant programs expand awareness and participation in communities and artists across the country, their influence in sculpting the public landscape of the event is also expanding.

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New jobs fair connecting the Black community to growing environmental industry

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NEWS

The Think Green Jobs Fair will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center on March 16, 2016 at 6 p.m..

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Creston Business District to welcome first Brewery

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NEWS

With new-age ambiance and aromatic beers, Creston Brewing is committed to creating an inclusive and colorful space.

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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program, co-founded by Jonathon Jelks and Alvin Hill IV, launches Februrary 11 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

Lance Kraai of New City Urban Farm proposes a generous reciprocal free market based on Judaic/Christian ideas of Shalom over capitalism and addresses the historical problems that capitalism has created.

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss encourages Grand Rapidians to partner with her in making Grand Rapids a more vibrant, effective and inclusive city.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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