Times Article on Grand Rapids Downtown Market

November 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

In 2011 City2City Greater Springfield visited Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a city that continues to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to development and collaboration.

C2C participants were impressed with the collaboration between philanthropy, community and the non-profit business-led group known as Grand Action in turning a city in decline into a resurgent city. The latest example is the building of a year-round public market that will bring local chefs, the region’s farming community and an anticipated half-million visitors a year to a downtown location. See the article here.


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Paul Robbins


Paul Robbins of Paul Robbins Associates-Strategic Communications is managing the City2City Pioneer Valley blog. The intent is solely to provide information about the initiative and inform those interested about ongoing City2City initiatives. Paul is a member of the City2City Greater Springfield planning committee and participated in the first trip to Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina. He will post content generated by City2City participants, provide updates on related initiatives and publish input from those interested in the initiative. For those wishing to provide content, Paul can be reached at paul@paulrobbinsassociates.com.