Dynamic Variation:

Our Community

Grand Rapids is home to people of every race, creed, color, religion, and national origin. These and other groups have all contributed their own unique colors and brush strokes to the canvas of Grand Rapids, creating a rich, vibrant community that emphasizes collaboration while honoring diversity. It's an environment that makes every visitor feel welcome.

Diversity Statement

The future of our region depends on our ability to embrace change and leverage diversity through leadership, education, employment, suppliers, and continued community support. We believe that diversity is critical to our business strategy and will improve our competitiveness and prospects for long-term success.  

Newcomers: The People of This Place

Newcomers: The People of This Place is permanent exhibition at Grand Rapids Public Museum that tells the stories of 45 of these groups who settled here after the original inhabitants, the Anishinabek Indians.

Learn more about a few of the groups that help define Grand Rapids:

  • African Americans
  • Asians
  • Dutch
  • Europeans
  • Latinos
  • Native Americans

Please enjoy this video designed to highlight the many events and attractions that the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) have supported recently that demonstrates their ongoing commitment to our multi-cultural communities. 

Community Relations

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