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Grand Rapids expansion could net nearly 300 jobs for area

Updated: Wednesday, February 27 2013, 07:52 PM EST
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hundreds of new jobs are headed to West Michigan, Newschannel 3 learned Wednesday.

The Michigan Strategic Fund announced a number of expansion initiatives, one of which involves Grand Rapids Downtown Market Holdings.

The group is building a huge facility downtown.

The project is expected to create nearly 300 jobs and pump about $30 million into the economy.

It was given a $3 million loan through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program.
Grand Rapids expansion could net nearly 300 jobs for area
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