The proposal comes in the wake of a report that said the city's streets were deteriorating.
Barra's attendance marks a reversal of GM's strategy of avoiding the political spotlight while the automaker was still fending off the derisive "Government Motors" moniker in recent years.
Experience Grand Rapids says a record high of 137,490 hotel rooms were booked in 2013.
The shelves at area stores may not reflect the temperatures outside.
The Right Place is announcing a new three-year plan which includes bringing more than 5,000 jobs to West Michigan.
A couple from Mexico has been arrested after being caught with 96 credit cards cloned with account information from last month's breach of Target customer data, police tell news organizations.