Featured Event: Manufacturing Technology xChange

DEVELOP. IMPROVE. INNOVATE. LEAD. Four essential pillars of a successful manufacturing company, and four key themes of the 2016 Manufacturing Technology xChange event. Come and gain competitive insights from leading speakers, discover new best practices, and exchange ideas with Michigan’s leading manufacturers.

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  • Why West Michigan

    We provide the long-term services, resources and information businesses need to remain prosperous, agile, and growing through changing economies and shifting markets.

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  • Core Industries

    Conveniently located between Detroit and Chicago on Michigan’s western shoreline, West Michigan is a center for manufacturing excellence, life science discovery, and technological innovation.

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  • Regional Data

    West Michigan is a growing, vibrant region that has much to offer businesses and professionals alike. The region consists of over 1.5 million and is anchored by the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon.

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  • Local Business Support

    We are your single source for expert services, information and support across West Michigan. Each year, our team meets with more than 300 companies in the region, providing the strategic services and support you need to succeed.

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    Consider this your one stop shop for all information on our region. We are proud to showcase the data, properties, and collection of highlights that should give you a good idea of why we think West Michigan is the Right Place for business.

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  • For Local Business Manufacturing Services

    For over 20 years, MMTC-West has delivered objective, high-quality manufacturing and technical support to small/medium-sized manufacturers. MMTC-West supports the global competitiveness of manufacturers throughout the region's 13 counties.

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Latest News

  • The Right Place assists local tech firm with new expansion

    IP Consulting, Inc. will be investing $699,000 and creating 25 new high-tech jobs in West Michigan.The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the City of Kentwood have announced the approval of a $180,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for Kentwood-based IP Consulting, Inc. The grant will enable the IT solution provider to expand in... Read More
  • Birgit Klohs Receives Leadership Award from the International Economic Development Council

    Birgit Klohs, President and CEO of The Right Place, Inc. has received the Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at a recognition dinner on Monday, Sept. 26, during the IEDC Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH. The Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has grown and led... Read More
  • The Right Place Inc. Receives Two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council

    Grand Rapids-based economic development organization The Right Place, Inc. received two awards recently from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Right Place received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its website (www.rightplace.org) and a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its RPI Insider investor newsletter. IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s... Read More

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