The Rapidian

Economy & Business

"It's priceless, and it's free"

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

One young woman's journey to a career helping others, a story that would not have happened without the DREAM Act and an employment coach turned friend.


Black Eagle Trading Post sets up shop on corner of Fulton and Jefferson

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

Jefferson Avenue's newest tenant mixes screen printed clothing with antique paraphernalia to create unique corner shop.


Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory

Submitted 01-14-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Factory, a quickly growing coworking and colearning space in downtown Grand Rapids, is designed to facilitate collaboration, openness, community, accessibilty and even serendipity.


Just Economics

Submitted 01-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

Just Economics: A five-session process for faith communities, commons, taxes, poverty, wealth, simple, sustainable, Dominican center, Marywood,


Register for Startup Weekend hosted by the Factory

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

The international entrepreneurial workshop Startup Weekend will be hosted by the Factory in Grand Rapids.


Harmony Brewing Company sets sights on former Little Mexico building

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

Bear Manor Properties is in negotiations over the purchase of the former Little Mexico location.


Healing a citi(zen)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Moving beyond mere utility towards aesthetic is vitally important in creating a healthy city.


What is the current standard of living in Grand Rapids?

Submitted 01-07-2014 under OPINION

While Grand Rapids experiences a new rebirth, what is the actual standard of living for average Grand Rapidians?


Propaganda Doughnuts opens for business

Submitted 12-30-2013 under NEWS

After a longer than anticipated wait, Propaganda Doughnuts finally opens doors to offer classic French patisserie doughnuts on South Division.


Duba & Company works to supply Grand Rapids with rare breed heritage meats

Submitted 12-30-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jeff Duba, proprietor of Duba & Company, perpetuates family legacy by purveying top quality artisanal meats to West Michigan.