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A city for everyone: Changing what development means for Grand Rapids in 2017

From a dramatically different riverfront that’s meant to transform the city into an “urban playground for all ages” to a massive downtown theater complex and city-led talks centering around affordable housing and displacement, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty monumental year for development in Grand Rapids.

Liz Hollings and Gregory Mason

Race & the LGBT community: Grand Rapids filmmaker advocates for equity & inclusion

Grand Rapids filmmaker Gregory Mason is set to debut his documentary that delves into the need for multiracial and multicultural inclusion in the country's LGBT community.


G-Sync: Potrykus and me

Filmmaker Joel Potrykus sits down with Rapid Growth's publisher and lifestyle editor Tommy Allen to talk about his new film world premier at the 2016 SXSW; on getting it done in Michigan; and the lines we all draw in our work.


13 reasons why you can have the best Grand Rapids winter ever

From beer to ice skating, comedy, drama and politics, you'll find something that suits your fancy this winter in Grand Rapids.


RapidChat: Atikh Bana

With one glance at his resume, you can see that current Grand Valley State University student Atikh Bana has some pretty impressive credentials. As the producer and director of 'Happy Grand Rapids', it's not only his creative mind that sets him apart from the rest. At the young age of 21, he is also wise beyond his years. 
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