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Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan, second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others. 

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See the 16 new Michigan-made products going in Meijer stores

28 Jul 2015 01:38:01 Z

How the MSU Product Center helps small companies grab the attention of the Midwest retailer.

Rolling rally held in Lapeer area to show support for Confederate flag

28 Jul 2015 01:30:13 Z

Some of the stars and stripes in the back of their vehicles were U.S. flags, but they were all joined by the Confederate flag as the group of people held a rolling rally to show support for the symbol they say is not connected to racism, but to heritage.

Rockford Little Leaguer proving to be among state's best on diamond and gridiron

28 Jul 2015 01:27:15 Z

Isaac Toole, who has three home runs in his team's undefeated tournament run, is part of a Rockford squad making noise at the 2015 Little League Majors state tournament at Johnston Park in Harper Woods.

Western Little League blanks Birmingham 4-0, advances to state finals

28 Jul 2015 02:42:45 Z

The District 9 Western Little League made the 10-11 All-Star state finals with Monday's 4-0 win over Birmingham. Western Little League, which has never won a 10-11 state title, will play Grosse Pointe Woods in Tuesday's state final in Petoskey....

MLive's favorite photos from 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic

28 Jul 2015 00:53:46 Z

MLive photographers Cory Olsen and Alex McDougall walked the fairways and rough of Blythefield Country Club with the 144 players of the LPGA tour last week. Review their experiences in these photos from the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft.

Gourney Sloan 'two-way' player for East Grand Rapids

27 Jul 2015 20:18:29 Z

Editor's Note: MLive reporters have spent the last month catching up with the top football and basketball recruits in Michigan and we'll have daily stories on them all summer long. See all of the MLive recruiting news. Gourney Sloan begins his senior...

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