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Not Your Average Speaker Series: Downtown Retail Boom

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Rapid Growth continues its monthly speaker series, partnering with Grand Rapids Young Professionals (GRYP) on the topic of "City Building", with December's event focusing on retail businesses in downtown Grand Rapids. No matter what your age, we guarantee you'll like this discussion, particularly during this holiday shopping season.

Did you know?

Sixteen (16) new storefronts have opened on Monroe Center in the last year?

Downtown GR has caught the attention of 3 national companies that have opened in the last year or will open in the next 6 months? 

Five national brands, headquartered locally, have opened a presence in downtown Grand Rapids?

You'll hear from a panel of business owners and retail advocates who have decided to invest in downtown Grand Rapids, and have grown in the process.

When: Thursday December 20th
Location: 103 S. Division (blue and yellow building at the SW corner of S. Division and Oakes)
Time: 5:30 (doors open at 5:00) - 7:00

Price: Free admission, open to the public

Beverages available

(Note: Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the venue or for a small fee in the ramp on Cherry and Commerce)

This "Not Your Average Speaker Series" is brought to you by MSHDA, Grand Rapids Young Professionals, and produced exclusively by Rapid Growth Media.


Thursday, December 20, 2012
05:30 PM
07:00 PM

free admission


103 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Event Contact Info
Katie Smith
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