Grand Rapids, Mich.: Resurgence on the River

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.

Sky view of river in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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