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    A Great Place To Do Business
    Whether you're a sole proprietor, small business owner, or CEO of a corporation, you'll find that Grand Rapids is a great place to do business.
    Our city's business facilities range from incubators, to industrial parks, from science and technology centers to leading schools and universities. With an infrastructure ready-made for business, Grand Rapids offers the utilities, transportation and telecommunications services needed to support businesses of all kinds, from manufacturing to research and development.
    But Grand Rapids is more than a great place to work - it's a great place to live and to play, too. We're just miles from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, as well as the rustic, wooded beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And when it comes to indoor entertainment, Grand Rapids' sports and entertainment facilities are second to none.
    There's no doubt about it: Grand Rapids is open for business.

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    Outer Space Grand Rapids is LISC’s programming for underserved neighborhood commercial districts outside of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Neighborhoods strive for a robust mix of retail goods and services accessible for residents and visitors alike. Residents may experience stores are not meeting their needs, resulting in costly and time-consuming commutes to shop. Businesses struggle to attract customers, not understanding demographics and demand. The proximity goes underserved.
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation offers a decision-support tool for market areas comprised of neighborhoods and business districts that showcase new-found perspectives about neighborhood-serving investment opportunities. Are you ready to discover untapped potential in neighborhood commercial markets of Grand Rapids’ central city neighborhoods?
    Click LISC MetroEdge for more information.​ For information about  housing and economics within the City of Grand Rapids, visit the CRI Community Profiles 2.0.

    Why Grand Rapids?

     Economic Development Open for Business Brochure
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    Image:  Entrance to Van Andel Arena 
    Van Andel Arena
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    Gerald R. Ford
    Presidential Museum