Tagged: economic development

Economic Development: LINC Up and GRCC Announce Partnership on Affordable Housing, Free Construction Training

GRAND RAPIDS - LINC Up, a community-based economic and real estate development organization, announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College to train residents in construction trades tuition-free while building affordable housing...

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LINC Up initiative provides multifaceted impact

The essential successes of neighborhood improvements in Grand Rapids has become so well understood most every accolade almost sounds ubiquitous. Indeed, it is not, and one need only check the rear-view mirror of 2008-11, when the housing financial...

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How coworking spaces are growing an entrepreneurial community in Grand Rapids

The Oxford Dictionary defines coworking as “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas and knowledge." According...

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LINC Up Cafe: A Training Ground for Residents Serving Up Delicious and Safe Dishes

You may have seen a news story last night regarding violations found at the LINC Up Soul Food Cafe by the health department since we opened to serve the community in 2014. (As an important point of interest, you should be aware that we have...

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'It shows anyone can do anything': How Linc Up Soul Food Café is driving change

Madison Square has been a commercial hub since the 20th century. In the 1920s, the area was filled with merchants and business owners of all kinds. The entrepreneurial spirit that took hold of the community still roams the air today, as...

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LINC Soul Food Cafe Closing

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great sadness that we inform you that after four years of serving the community the LINC Soul Food Cafe is permanently closing its doors effective June 19, 2017. These past four years, the Cafe has been...

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