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The Right Place

Your single source for business success

The Right Place is your single source for business success in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are a private, non-profit economic development organization that has led West Michigan's economic growth for over 30 years. We provide business growth assistance to both local and international companies including site location services, connections to regional supply chain and service providers, regional business tours, consultation on state and local business incentives, and more. 

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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

  • Grand Rapids ranked in top 20 best places to live

    West Michigan's largest city has found itself on yet another list of accolades: US News has ranked Grand Rapids one of the top 20 best cities to live. Grand Rapids is highlighted for its healthy job market, affordable housing, and outdoor recreational activities. It's also one of the fastest growing metros in the country with more and more families looking to cal... Read More
  • The Right Place retains local ag-tech firm in West Michigan

    The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), have announced that Saranac-based Poultry Management Systems Inc. (PMSI) will be expanding in Lowell, adding at least 27 high-tech jobs and investing more than $2 million to support the expansion. The company currently employs 19 full-time professionals. As a result, the company’s 15,000 sq. ft. planned facility will stay in Mi... Read More
  • The Right Place board of directors changes for 2017

    The Right Place, Inc. recently appointed five new board members to the 2017 Right Place board of directors, replacing eight retiring board members. Reappointed as Officers 2017-2018 Chair:  Brian Walker, President and CEO, Herman MillerVice Chair:  Sean Welsh, Regional President, PNC Financial ServicesTreasurer:  Mitch Joppich, Grand Rapids Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPExecutive Committee Appointments  Thomas Haas, President, Grand Valley State UniversitySandra Jelinski, Pres... Read More

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