Summer 2015 is bringing lots of cool things to Grand Rapids — including larger planes at Ford Airport to accommodate more travelers. According to mlive, the airport’s seat capacity was up by 7.6 percent in May compared with the previous year. Last month 216,400 passengers went through the airport — an all-time monthly high. “Airlines plan to increase capacity by 9.5 percent in June, 12 percent in July and 11.6 percent... Read more →
In a list published by Forbes this month, Grand Rapids was ranked second on a list of top cities for finding employment. Several factors were taken into account to determine the ranks, such as industries in each city, the cost of living, and “the presence of companies with varied employment opportunities.” Grand Rapids boasts a 3.9 percent unemployment rate and has more jobs than people to fill them. Most of... Read more →
Runners rejoice! Now that temperatures are slowly but surely rising, perfect outdoor running weather is upon us. And luckily for Grand Rapids-area runners, there are plenty of upcoming races in coming months. Here’s just a few races happening around the Grand Rapids area this spring. Long run — May 9 in downtown Grand Rapids Fifth Third Bank’s 38th annual River Bank Run is the largest 25k road race in the... Read more →
Groupon crowned Grand Rapids as the the best place to visit in its 2015 list. The daily deals website cited Grand Rapids’ love for craft beer and public art as a few reasons folks should come for a visit. Grand Rapids has enjoyed a major renaissance in the past decade, thanks to a flourishing arts scene, population surge, and booming craft brewing industry. USA Today crowned it “America’s Best Beer... Read more →
Two Michigan breweries — one in Grand Rapids — ranked on the Brewers Association‘s newly-released 2014 list of top 50 breweries in the nation. Founders Brewing Co., of Grand Rapids, ranked 23 on the list while Bells Brewery, of Galesburg, ranked 12. The list was based on beer sales volumes — and Bells ramped up sales from 2013, jumping one spot on the list. Anheuser-Busch, of St. Louis; Miller Coors,... Read more →
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