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Status of the sharing economy: Airbnb celebrates one year of homesharing in Grand Rapids

It's here, it's on the rise, and even Hillary has an opinion on it. It's the sharing economy, and it's changing the way people commute to work, stay in new cities, and grab a ride home from the bar. Wonder about the state of the sharing economy in West Michigan? Read on this week for a look at how Airbnb is faring in Grand Rapids in the second of a three-part Rapid Growth series.

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Status of the sharing economy: Bike-share programs make headway

It's here, it's on the rise, and even Hillary has an opinion on it. It's the sharing economy, and it's changing the way people commute to work, stay in new cities, and grab a ride home from the bar. Wonder about the state of the sharing economy in West Michigan? Read on for a look at new bike-share programs coming to town in the first of a three-part Rapid Growth series.

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How to keep the West Side the best side -- for everyone

Is Bridge St. the new Wealthy St.? As West Side development heats up, Stephanie Doublestein takes a look at how to keep the West Side the best side for both new businesses and longtime residents. With housing costs rising, find out how some community stakeholders think the neighborhood can embrace revitalization while making sure the changes are good for Challenge Scholars, college students, and the proud people who call the West Side home.

Caitlin Harvey

RapidChat: Caitlin Harvey

As Director of Community for 616 Lofts, Caitlin Harvey is the perfect resource for all things Grand Rapids. With community creation being one of her biggest passions, this boomerang West Michigander spends much of her time researching and implementing new and innovative ways to create a more livable downtown.

Nicci Thomas, Tim Kelly, Amanda Moore, and Layla Aslani.

Surviving the 'Zone of Chaos'

With the sweeping GR Forward planning process underway, public input plays a big role in the future of downtown Grand Rapids and its biggest asset, the Grand River. Rapid Growth's Development Editor Anya Zentmeyer checks in with city planners and others involved in trying to ensure the massive project reaches its highest potential, and she reports on the challenges and opportunities for the Grand River's future.
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