Though once headed for the sad fate of many other Rust-belt cities, this community on Michigan’s Grand River has turned its economy around by focusing on local investment and sustainable business practices.
Grand Rapids, Mich., has experienced an economic turnaround in recent years, based in large part on sustainable business practices and community-wide cooperation across party lines and social divides.
Photo By Rachel Kramer
A proposed restoration project would remove the dams in Grand River in the heart of Grand Rapids, Mich. Meanwhile, anglers enjoy easy access to steelhead, walleye and other sport fish.