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Old 12-04-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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What do you think makes Grand Rapids different from other cities in Michigan?
Most churches per capita.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: MI
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I haven't lived in GR very long at all, but I find the general attitude of the residents here, is one of cooperation and collaboration through mutually beneficial partnerships; eg. be it community projects or business enterprise. I've lived in many cities around the world, but have discovered Grand Rapids' folk to be some of the friendliest, easy-going and quite sincere people. But they are also hard-working and anxious to achieve material success albeit without stepping on those around them. Of course this is just the opinion of one person, but I hope others also see this as true.
I agree with you, I work in Grand Rapids with some genuinely good people. I live down in Kalamazoo area it's like 2 different worlds.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Most churches per capita.
Ha, actually there was an article in the Press about a month ago that debunked that myth. Grand Rapids is like #10 or something for churches and church-goers per capita (Salt Lake City is #1). Grand Rapids is however in the top 5 for volunteerism and philanthropy.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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From what I hear, GR is doing better than most parts of Michigan.
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