• Grocery Business Started by Indian Immigrants Thrives in Grand Rapids

    8 days ago - By Renew our Economy

    When Sonal and Ramesh Patel built a house in Cascade, in southeast Grand Rapids, in 2011, they quickly noticed something missing: an Asian grocer on that side of town.
    The couple, from a small town in Gujarat, in western India, had been in West Michigan since 2004, when Ramesh was hired by a rural clinic unable to find a physical therapist applicant in the United States. His wife, Sonal, an electrical engineer, followed a few months later. When her engineering credits didn't transfer, she earned an associate's degree in nuclear medicine technology while raising three young children and...
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