Featured Video: The Right Place 30th Anniversary

This year The Right Place celebrates 30 years of leading economic growth in West Michigan, resulting in $4 billion in capital investment and over 40,000 jobs created.

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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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Audience Showcase

  • Discover West Michigan Site Selection Center

    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

  • Kent County Agribusiness Community Work Group Issues Final Report to Board of Commissioners

    GRAND RAPIDS – The Kent County Board of Commissioners adopted the final report by the Agribusiness Community Work Group (ACWG) during their meeting this morning. The ACWG included 14 leaders and stakeholders from local units of government, the private sector, and the community. Their task was to identify, evaluate, and recommend opportunities to support, expand and attract agribusiness in Kent County and W... Read More
  • West Michigan census numbers could spur economic development

    This week’s U.S. Census Bureau release on population figures will generate increased business opportunities, say area economic development leaders. The numbers, which revealed that the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the fastest growing in the state of Michigan. This four-county region (Barry County, Kent County, Montcalm County and Ionia County) grew 0.9 percent from 2014 to 2015, adding 9,621 new c... Read More
  • Knight Transportation to invest $574,000, creating 87 new jobs

    Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners in the City of Grand Rapids, today announced the approval of a Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive that will bring 87 new jobs and $574,000 in new investment to Grand Rapids, Michigan over the next three years. Phoenix, Arizona-based Knight Transportation will establish its first Michigan Logistics... Read More

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