Category Archives: Grand Rapids

Industrial Cities Initiative Profiled in New Report

Community Development and Policy Studies at the Chicago Fed recently published profiles of a group of 10 cities that experienced significant manufacturing job loss in recent decades. The Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI) includes, Aurora and Joliet in Illinois; Fort Wayne … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Profile

Background Grand Rapids, the county seat of Kent County, is located in western Michigan. Grand Rapids is the center of a metropolitan statistical area that includes Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan counties. History Grand Rapids was incorporated in 1850 [1] … Continue reading

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