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 retains key film manufacturer in West Michigan

    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 50 new jobs and $17.1 million in new investment to Grand Rapids, Michigan over the next three years. Acquired last year by Pregis, LLC, a Deerfield, IL-based... Read More
  • West Michigan Celebrates Economic Development Week May 8-14, 2016

    West Michigan is celebrating Economic Development Week from May 8-14. Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) to highlight the importance and value of economic development’s role in building vibrant communities. Economic developers are charged with generating long-term economic growth, creating career opportunities for citizens, and facilitating an improved quality of life. Today, the i... Read More
  • New Business Opportunity: West Michigan Buyer's Summit

    On June 22nd, Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) will be partnering with The Right Place, Inc. and Lakeshore Advantage to host nearly 30 buyers at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI. These buyers will have numerous business opportunities for local suppliers, including 150+ production and non-production needs such as: Advertising Castings construction Metal fabrication Travel services Warehousing And more! PMBC is currently... Read More

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