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Startups in the time of COVID: Entrepreneurs launching businesses this year discuss pandemic setbacks, successes
With widespread wedding and formal school dance cancelations during the pandemic, Archie Sudue’s newly opened men’s suit shop has been struggling.
Relief funding available for GR businesses as murals cover downtown storefronts
GRAND RAPIDS — About 100 downtown businesses were damaged after May 30 protests of police brutality, causing an estimated $500,000 in damages for window repair and storefront replacement.
Grand Rapids board approves $200K in economic relief for COVID-19
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board has approved $200,000 in economic relief funding a month into state and local efforts to contain the coronavirus.
Legislation could push residential property owners to pay for downtown services
GRAND RAPIDS — Legislation expected to be reintroduced this session could address the question of whether downtown residential property owners should help pay for the services currently funded only by assessments on commercial businesses. Although former Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed similar legislation, lawmakers could revive bills this year that would allow local taxing authorities to decide whether residential owners in business improvement districts should also pay the assessments that commercial property owners pay.
New lounge and restaurant proposed for long-vacant downtown Grand Rapids space
GRAND RAPIDS — Downtown could soon see its first African American-owned bar and restaurant in years.
Shoot for the moon: In pitch to Amazon, Grand Rapids area shows it ‘punches above its weight’
GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.
Documents show significant changes for proposed downtown GR theater project
After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, the developers of the proposed $140 million mixed-use movie theater project south of Van Andel Arena plan to step back into the spotlight this week.
City of Muskegon to develop housing
With developers facing a series of complications in creating a sustainable housing market in downtown Muskegon, city government decided to take the rare move and jump into the business of commercial real estate development.