Annual Goals

Each spring members of all five Grand Rapids Sister City Committees gather for a celebration of exchanges, relationships, projects and events that have occurred over the past year as well as take time to showcase planned projects and announce events for the upcoming year.

GRSCI has an initiative to develop a pilot program in 2019 for small business economic development called “B2B” or Business-to-Business.

  1. GRSCI proposes to advance our mission by promoting economic development through a business-to-business exchange between small Grand Rapids businesses and with small businesses of our sister cities.
  2. The concept has the potential to advance small business interests by first establishing a web based platform of mutually beneficial communications that can reveal common interests in marketing, sales, products, and services.

We are excited to share more information as it becomes available.

We welcome you to take a look at our 2016 projects in the linked presentation:

Annual Projects 2016

Are you interested in becoming a member of GRSCI or joining one of our sister city committees? Become a member online, and write to us at for more information about our projects, events and how you can get involved.