Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Welcome to the GROW website. We are happy you have chosen to visit us and hope you find helpful information. GROW is a 20+ year-old organization that helps women and men start new businesses, as well as provides resources to more seasoned businesses for growth and success.
As of 2010, women own 40% of all small businesses. By 2018, women will own over 60% of the small businesses in this country. And GROW, as the leading women’s business center in West Michigan, is here to promote locally-owned businesses, provide training and education, offer networking opportunities, encourage fiscal responsibility, and support women-owned businesses.
52% Extremely low to moderate income
15% Single-mother households
1,124 Attendees received entrepreneurial training
485 Sessions of free business counseling
57 New businesses were opened
124 New jobs were created by GROW client businesses