Grow Your Business in Greater Grand Rapids

Centrally located between Chicago and Detroit, Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second-largest city and a hub for research, innovation, and a thriving regional economy.

Why Greater Grand Rapids
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The Right Place recognized as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

Regional Industries

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

We’re making it happen on the Medical Mile. World-class research, healthcare, manufacturing and education facilities are all here in Greater Grand Rapids.
Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Greater Grand Rapids is home to one of the nation’s largest and most extensive manufacturing sectors.
Information Technology

Information Technology

Our region’s IT sector is one of the fastest growing in the nation and has a robust tech talent pipeline driving it forward.
Food Processing & Agribusiness

Food Processing & Agribusiness

Surrounded by 20% of the world’s fresh water, Greater Grand Rapids is among the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in the nation.

Our Services

What We Do

For over 30 years The Right Place has offered confidential, comprehensive business support services in Greater Grand Rapids. Our team has assisted thousands of companies to spur more than $5.1 billion in investments and 47,000 new jobs throughout the region.


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  • Supply Chain & Partner Opportunities
  • Confidential Site Location Services
  • State & Local Incentives
  • Regional Service Providers
  • Regional Business Infrastructure Improvements
  • Manufacturing Innovation & Product Development
  • International Business Development
  • West Michigan Business Research
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Upcoming Events

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Developer Day 2024

Developer Day 2024

Registration now open for Developer Day!

June 12, 2024
12:00PM–5:00PMStocking Elementary School
Hello West Michigan Intern Connect 2024

Hello West Michigan Intern Connect 2024

Intern Connect is a half-day professional development conference designed to teach area interns about West Michigan’s lifestyle and abundant economic opportunities.

June 26, 2024
12:30PM–5:00PMGLC Live at 20 Monroe
Ionia County Developer Day 2024

Ionia County Developer Day 2024

Save the date for Ionia County's Developer Day on July 25. More info coming soon!

July 25, 2024
12:00AM–12:00AMLocation TBD

Recent News

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Eric Icard, Senior Director of Business Development, recognized among North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers
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Eric Icard, Senior Director of Business Development, recognized among North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

The award, organized by Consultant Connect, honors individuals who make significant contributions to their regions.

The Intersection of AI And Cybersecurity
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The Intersection of AI And Cybersecurity

The Technology Council of West Michigan recently met to explore the key trends and developments in this space, particularly focusing on the impact of generative AI and the emergence of quantum computing.

The Right Place recognized among West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
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The Right Place recognized among West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Right Place is proud to be honored as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for by The National Association for Business Resources.

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Invest in Greater Grand Rapids’ Economic Future

Achieving our vision of sustainable growth and economic prosperity for all in the Greater Grand Rapids region will take the support of the businesses and key stakeholders that make up our community.

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