Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely says riverfront real estate development could make the effect even greater.
The man’s body was found June 30 by a dive team near the Elm Street Bridge and police said he was reportedly intoxicated when last seen by a friend as they walked near the river.
One of the men walked up to the car and pointed a gun at the child, but Tate and her daughter were able to get out of the car unharmed.
Officials say the 40-year-old was discovered at the Robert’s Apartments on Grand River near the Lodge Freeway.
“Restoring these waterways is not only important for improving the water that we all depend on, but for spurring economic growth and creating recreational opportunities in these communities as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Police in western Michigan say a body found in the flood-swollen Grand River belonged to a 28-year-old man who’d been missing since February.
“One of our customers actually kayaked out to us,” said Glorija Maticevic, owner of the frozen yogurt shop “Spoonlickers.”
The rain-swollen Grand River in West Michigan rose to above-record levels, driving hundreds of people from their homes and flooding parts of downtown Grand Rapids amid efforts to hold back the waters.
Officials say an oil spill that left a sheen on the Grand River in Lansing is blamed on an equipment malfunction at a power plant.
Consumers Energy is advising the public to practice extreme caution when visiting areas near its 13 hydroelectric generating plants in the winter months, located on the Manistee, Muskegon, Au Sable, Kalamazoo and Grand rivers.