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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 Webinar: Industry 4.0 - Michigan manufacturers share their journey

    On March 28th, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center - West and MiBiz will present their latest webinar on Industry 4.0 for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Western Michigan.

    This 50-minute webinar will provide actionable, real-world information for manufacturing owners, executives, engineers and facilities/maintenance personnel.

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