Developer Day 2024

Registration now open for Developer Day!

Past Event


June 12, 2024




Stocking Elementary School

863 7th Steet NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Join us for our Developer Day event touring four vibrant communities within the Greater Grand Rapids region. Don't miss this opportunity to take a first look at new sites and network with local leaders! This event is perfect for real estate developers, construction firms, and related industry professionals.

June 12, 2024

Mark your calendars for June 12, where the excitement kicks off from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will engage in roundtable discussions, dive into informational sessions, and launch into the first tour showcasing the City of Grand Rapids.

*Additional tours of the M-21 Corridor and Alpine Township are also available June 13-14 and included with your registration.


  • Developing in the City of Grand Rapids – From development incentives, bonuses, and overlay districts … to planning, zoning, and development support, the City of GR has the development support to make your project a success.
  • HousingNext Development Corridor Plan – Be the first to learn about a study of 21 key commercial corridors in Kent County that are ripe for housing development based on public utilities like water and sewer, as well as the presence of public transit and underutilized buildings.
  • GRPS Reimagine Strategy – Hear from Grand Rapids Public Schools on their strategy for repurposing and redeveloping 10 public schools in partnership with the private development community.


  • MSHDA 2.0 and Housing TIF – Sit down with expert resources from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to learn about new programs, and revisions to existing programs.
  • Industrial Site Readiness – Developer Day isn’t just about housing. Sit down with industrial experts from the MEDC to discuss the latest tools and support for industrial site readiness in Michigan.
  • MEDC Updates and Q&A – Have questions about MEDC incentive programs, grants, or other development challenges? Join the MEDC Community Development roundtable for an open discussion on development tools, incentives, and programs available to you.
  • The Future Landscape of Retail – We all know the retail market can be tricky these days, but it’s a significant opportunity in the right location for the right brands and operators. With national interests ramping up, join us for a candid discussion of the ins and outs of the regional retail landscape with a leading expert in this field.
  • Incentive Layering and the Impact of Incentives on Financing – You’ve heard about new state and local programs, but not sure how and where they might be applied to your projects? Sit down with Jared Belka, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd for a discussion on development incentives, your options for layering multiple programs, and their impact on your capital stack.


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