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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 and medium-sized manufacturers. MMTC-West supports the global competitiveness of manufacturers throughout the region's 13 counties.

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  • Featured Event MiFOOD 2017 Summit

    This summit tackles some of today’s most challenging issues in the agriculture and food processing industries. Learn from industry leaders on how you can drive new, innovative strategies for growth, safety, and increased efficiency in your own company.

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Latest News

  • The Right Place attracts major closet design brand to West Michigan

    California Closets Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Cascade Charter Township, announced that Berkeley, California-based custom storage manufacturer and retailer California Closets will establish a new manufacturing facility at 4930 Kraft Ave. SE, just south of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The project is expected to create at least 61 new jobs and...
  • Regional leaders to launch West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard

    On Friday, February 17th, West Michigan’s leading economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure leaders convened to announce the launch of the West Michigan Regional Dashboard, an online tool that will track the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social indicators. The goal of the dashboard is to inform, educate, and focus regional strategies to increase West Michigan’s over...
  • 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...

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