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Grand Rapids, Michigan is
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2020 Annual Report Available Now!

Economic development in Grand Rapids continues to thrive! The Office of Economic Development is your investment partner with tailored resources and programs that support business investment and job growth. The economic impact is clear. We believe in Grand Rapids, and so do the businesses making the commitments with us. Come be a part of it!

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Equitable Economic Development and Mobility Strategic Plan

The plan serves as a guide for the departments of Economic Development and Mobile GR. It provides recommendations on policies, programs and investments. The strategies in the plan focus on outcomes and operations through 2025. The purpose of the plan is to:

Identify and rank public investment related to economic development and mobility

Guide greater efforts in transparency, communications and investments

Increase access to opportunity with an emphasis on the Neighborhoods of Focus

Strategic Plan Focus Areas

  • Business Development
  • Real Estate Development
  • Neighborhood Business Districts
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • Vision Zero
  • Parking

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Why GR?

Grand Rapids is located between Chicago and Detroit in Western Michigan, and is the state’s second-largest city with a population of 200,000. It is the urban center of a growing region of more than 1 million people.

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