The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Homeownership dream evaporates in changing neighborhood

Submitted 12-22-2016 under NEWS

Once drawn to the Wealthy Street area by government housing programs, some longtime residents now face foreclosure by private banks. There are new jobs and businesses in the area, but they aren't benefiting these neighbors, some say.


Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

This Thursday, Feeding America West Michigan will offer groceries to those in need at their headquarters in Comstock Park.


Welcome Center at Grand Rapids Art Museum gets reinvented

Submitted 12-13-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

GRAM and Experience Grand Rapids have collaborated to develop the Welcome Center at GRAM.


Catalyst Radio: On the Ground's embedded journalism in Garfield Park and Burton Heights

Submitted 12-09-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michelle Jokisch Polo, project editor for On the Ground, a special embedded journalism project with Rapid Growth Media.


Shop local this holiday season

Submitted 12-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

This holiday season there’s no better way to support your community than by shopping local for all of your holiday needs.


Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Co-Executive Directors at Access of West Michigan say that a model of shared leadership "expands the ability and energy of the organization."


Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during Winter Wonderland

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Open house will feature activities for children, adults and families.


#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

The first annual #TheShift Summit on Friday, November 18, 2016 gathered African-American business and community workers to learn about cooperatives and other ways to empower neighborhoods.


#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Support local businesses on Saturday November 26th with #ShopSmallGR


Community partners announce Plaza Roosevelt development plans

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

At a news conference Monday, November 21, eight partners announced an agreement to begin site planning work on the proposed Plaza Roosevelt development - a unique mix of education, healthcare, affordable housing, and more.