Grand Rapids


A city with wealthy philanthropists where families who started successful business have chosen to stay and donate their money to causes to make it a better community. That describes both Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.


Legislative action continues after a state audit found multiple issues at a Grand Rapids veterans’ home. The bill adds legislative oversight to veteran homes operated by the state. It passed the House this summer and is up for a Senate committee vote this week. 

Grand Rapids One Of The Best Places To Do Business

Jun 28, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – "For the second year in a row, the Grand Rapids - Wyoming metropolitan area was ranked as the nation's third best place to do business by Area Development Magazine."

Nardos Osterhart has a rather unique origin story. For one thing, she was born in Ethiopia, and political turmoil took her family to Germany and Oklahoma as a child. But it’s here in Michigan that she found her real calling: stand-up comedy. In 2013, she was named the “Funniest Person in Grand Rapids.” Now, she's created a one-woman show, Halfricana kind of half-memoir, half-comedy show detailing her life and childhood. Osterhart will perform Halfrican at Louie’s Back Room in Kalamazoo on April 29th.


(MPRN-Lansing) Existing data centers in Michigan want guarantees that they’ll get the same tax treatment as a proposed project near Grand Rapids.