Franklin & Eastern

East Fulton


Franklin & Eastern



Madison Square

Burton Heights

Wealthy Street

West Fulton

Division South


Grandville Ave

Michigan Street

West Leonard

Alger Heights

Neighborhood Ventures (NV) works with neighborhood business districts to help them become self-sustaining and vibrant. A neighborhood business district is a concentration of small, independent businesses that draw from the surrounding residential community. NV seeks to ehance and revitalize neighborhood business districts by providing technical assistance and access to practical economic development tools (see Projects and Programs) through partnering with other area organizations and community stakeholders.


Michigan Street CID Board Meeting

Michigan Street CID Board Meeting

February 10, 2016

The Michigan Street Corridor Improvement Authority Board Meeting

This meeting is open to the public.

Meeting packet and agenda's can be...


North Quarter CID Board Meeting

North Quarter CID Board Meeting

February 18, 2016

North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority Meeting will meet promptly at 8:30 am.

This meeting is open to the public and takes place at Culver CPA...


WestSide CID Meeting

WestSide CID Meeting

March 04, 2016

The WestSide Corridor Improvment Authority meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Complete agendas can be downloaded here...


Award- Winning Neighborhood Businesses to Visit

Award- Winning Neighborhood Businesses to Visit

January 16, 2016

The holiday season is the perfect time to get familiar with new businesses in and around your neighborhood.

Last month Neighborhood Ventures and the Neighborhood Business Alliance celebrated local businesses during the Annual Neighborhood Business Awards. Ninety businesses out of nearly 1,700 located in 20 districts were celebrated at the event that took place at Wealthy Theatre. Mayor George Heartwell and members of the Grand Rapids City Commission presented the awards to the finalist in more than a dozen categories. Businesses were recognized for notable neighborhood economic development successes, being new additions to neighborhoods, and their investment and commitment to the community.

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Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening

March 21, 2015

Mark Lewis, President and CEO of Neighborhood Ventures, talks about outcomes of the Economic Gardening Program.

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#TBT Love seeing the comparison of this Neighborhood Business District over the last 20 years. Today this district thrives with the help of many dedicated small business owners. Name this district and share a pic of it today! #neighborhoodbusinesses #tbt #economicempowerment #nvis10

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Neighborhood Ventures
1514 Wealthy Street SE
Suite 214
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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