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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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Services

  • 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, The Michigan Manufacturing Center-West (The Center) has delivered objective, high-quality manufacturing and technical support to small and medium-sized manufacturers. The Center supports the global competitiveness of manufacturers throughout the region's 13 counties.

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  • Featured Event 16th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference

    Continued change in the global economy has created new opportunities for supply chain professionals. Future success will be heavily influenced by the strategies, practices, and processes that organizations put in place to facilitate innovation and operational excellence.

    Join us on March 19, 2019 for the Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference, our comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event.

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