Grand Rapids


(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a collection of tax breaks rapidly moving through the Legislature to lure a center that stores massive amounts of data. 

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A spokesman for The Right Place Inc. confirmed rumors on Monday, Nov. 2, that they are working with a possible new tenant for the giant pyramid-shaped "corporate development center" that Steelcase moved out of five years." (MLive)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Southwest Airlines has announced it will discontinue flights in a few cities, including Grand Rapids and Flint. Next year, the airline will drop its once-daily route to St. Louis from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport but will add three daily flights to and from Chicago's Midway International Airport." (MLive)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A lot of people visit Grand Rapids just for its craft beer - to the tune of a $12.23 million economic impact. A recent study commissioned by marketing group Experience Grand Rapids concluded that more than 42,000 beer tourists visit the city annually, spending $7.05 million directly at craft breweries. Of those visitors, more than 13,000 are from outside Michigan. (MLive)

A still photo from a video Nabil Mousa made about the creation of his work called "Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered"
Nabil Mousa

This is the last weekend for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. While more than 1,500 art pieces are on display. Every year 100 to 200 entries selected for the competition never find a venue. That means they were accepted, but no one agreed to host the art.