Construction began Thursday in Kent County's Byron Township, near Grand Rapids. The groundbreaking ceremony included Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and company President and Chief Executive Steve Tanger.
Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids is scheduled to open in fall 2015 and will feature more than 80 stores and 1,000 full- and part-time workers.
Greensboro, N.C.-based Tanger operates 45 outlet malls across the country and Canada. Its two Michigan outlets are near Howell and West Branch.