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

  • ​The Right Place attracts California manufacturer to West Michigan

    Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners in the City of Kentwood, today announced the approval of a $400,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive that will bring 73 new jobs and nearly $4.2 million in new investment to Kentwood, Michigan over the next three years. Sacramento, California-based Stikwood plans to expand the company’s operations t... Read More
  • Building a Connected Region: Ensuring West Michigan's competitiveness in a cloud-based global economy

    "The reason is simple. Without fast, reliable broadband access, West Michigan businesses cannot compete and will be left behind.” That’s according to Rick Chapla, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for The Right Place. “We know that we need to make improvements in West Michigan’s broadband infrastructure, but the question is where and how.” To chart a path for improvement, Chapla, T... Read More
  • The Right Place attracts new German-based company to Grand Rapids

    HTS Direct to locate in Wyoming, MI, establishing first North American locationRegional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., today announced that German-based HTS Hydraulische Transportsysteme GmbH will establish its first North American location in West Michigan. The new facility (HTS Direct, LLC), located at 3532 Roger B Chaffee Blvd., Wyoming, MI 49548, will provide sales, warehousing, service, and distribution for all... Read More

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