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Opening Day Festivities in Downtown, Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 20th, 2017.

Grand Rapids economy continues to thrive

Grand Rapids has recently been named one of the United States’ fastest-growing economies by Forbes. With a 4.4 percent change in employment between 2015 and 2016 in the city, totaling in a labor force of 575,563, it’s no wonder that people are looking for work in the Grand Rapids area. 

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Kids play a giant version of twister in the Kirkhof Center for Sibs and Kids Weekend Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

GVSU to host annual Family Weekend

Every year, Grand Valley State University celebrates Family Weekend, a three-day-long celebration where families of GVSU students can come visit the university for a series of events and activities. This year's weekend festivities will begin Friday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. The theme is “Valley of Colors,” since it will take place during the same time as Grand Rapid's ArtPrize.