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Grand Rapids CAA says $1M in interactive digital art will make city memorable to conventioneers

Some $1 million in interactive digital art may generate such memorable virtual scenes in Grand Rapids' Skywalk that conventioneers and other visitors will come back for more.

WMCAT graduates first students, state-of-the-art facility promotes excellence

One class of at-risk Grand Rapids Public School students celebrated a special victory this week when they graduated high school with much more than a basic education.

Grand Rapids goes Hollywood when cameras roll for city's latest feature film shoot

Grand Rapids was once again the ideal setting for a feature film drawing Hollywood actors, directors and crew to the city.

Grand Rapids' downtown business district attracts 14 new retail shops

Grand Rapids' Downtown Development Authority reports that 14 new businesses have set up shop in the city's downtown in the last eight months.

Regional economic leaders say ArtPrize will boost economic development, tourism

Grand Rapids business and economic leaders say the recently announced ArtPrize competition brings a new edge to economic development in the city.

Supporters say Yes vote on May 5 millage could bring 400 jobs

Supporters of a proposed bus rapid transit line for Grand Rapids say passage of an upcoming millage could create hundreds of jobs.

Grand Rapids’ downtown development continues to grow, developers invest $5M in Heartside, West Side

Developers plan to bring two vacant buildings back to life for commercial spaces and facilities to attract more filmmakers to the state’s growing film industry.

Economic recovery act allocates $15M to Grand Rapids transit improvements

Substantial federal funding for a Bus Rapid Transit line, operations expansion and other improvements are slated for Grand Rapids’ growing public transit.

Grand Rapids planning commission approves three proposals for downtown bars, restaurants

If successful, three new ventures could create more vibrancy in sections of downtown Grand Rapids.

Sequenom ready to launch prenatal genetic test on national market, could generate 500 jobs

A Grand Rapids molecular research lab is closing in on a nationwide launch date for a prenatal genetic test for Down syndrome.

Grand Rapids city commission moves two brownfield projects forward, reconsiders parking development

Even during these times of economic trials, Grand Rapids development continues to move forward with the approval of two brownfield projects.

Developers say arena spurred Heartside renewal

Developers credit the planning and construction of one key project -- the Van Andel Arena -- with the remarkable revitalization of the Heartside district.

Vacant downtown furniture store may be site of new Peppino's restaurant

Joseph and Carlo Dileonardo are considering whether to open a Peppinno's sports bar near Van Andel Arena in the site of the former EQ3 furniture story by summer.

Catholic Central students win national award for prosthetic hand

Some Grand Rapids high school engineering students took top honors in a national design contest for developing a creative prosthetic device for use with computer keyboards.

Downtown Grand Rapids development booming despite recession

Despite the nationwide recession, Grand Rapids development continues to move forward as a multi-million-dollar response to the health care upsurge and the promise of hundreds of related jobs.
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