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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  • 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 2017 Economic Outlook

    Join The Right Place, Inc. and over 300 local business and community leaders for The Right Place's signature event of the year. The 2016 Economic Outlook for West Michigan is one of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community.

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Latest News

  • tesa tape Breaks Ground On $20 Million Expansion

    tesa tape inc. broke ground on its 24,000-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility expansion in Sparta, Michigan this past June. tesa is one of world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions, and this expansion aims to develop the Sparta facility into the company’s North American center for production, research, and development of adhesive tape. As part of the ... Read More
  • NCEDO and The Right Place assist Harbison Walker International with $1.4 million investment in Newaygo area operations

    Today, The Right Place, Inc. and the Newaygo County Economic Development Office (NCEDO) announced that it has assisted Harbison Walker International in expanding its Newaygo County operations. The $1,470,000 investment by the company to expand its manufacturing facility will be supported by a P.A. 198 tax abatement by Everett Township. The township board approved the support at its October 11 meeting. Harbison’s... Read More

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