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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  • Featured Event Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference

    This conference is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event. This year’s conference will include leaders from industry, consulting, and academia.

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Latest News

  • The Right Place launches into 2016 with a local business expansion

    SalesPad, LLC, to expand, adding 91 new jobs and $3.85 million in investment GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (2/10/16) Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners, today announced the approval of a Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive that will bring 91 new jobs and $3.85 million in new investment to Grand Rapids Township, Michigan. The $364,000 performance-based MSF grant is... Read More
  • Forbes names Grand Rapids the best city in the U.S. to invest in housing

    The best city to invest in housing this year is Grand Rapids, Mich., according to a new study from Forbes. Cities were evaluated on factors like job growth, population growth, and anticipated home price appreciation. According to Census data, Grand Rapids boasts a 3.1% three-year population growth rate, which is higher than the national average of 2.3%. Employment is also booming Grand... Read More
  • The Right Place board of directors changes for 2016

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (1/7/16) – Eight new board members were recently appointed to the 2016 Right Place Board of Directors, replacing eight retiring board members. Reappointed as Officers: 2015-2016 Chair: Rick Breon, President and CEO, Spectrum HealthVice Chair: Brian Walker, President and CEO, Herman MillerTreasurer: Sean Welsh, Regional President, PNC Financial Services Executive Committee Changes: Mitch Joppich, Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers – appointed to the... Read More

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