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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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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What The Right
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Upcoming Events

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Build for Now, Build for Future Webinar Series: The Workforce that is Necessary

Build for Now, Build for Future Webinar Series: The Workforce that is Necessary

In the last of three webinars from The Right Place, The Center-West and MiBiz, learn how manufacturers are building skills for the future factory.

June 8, 2022
11:00AM–12:00PMVirtual Event
Pitch North 2022

Pitch North 2022

Pitch North is an idea pitching competition created to spark change and promote entrepreneurial progress in Lake, Newaygo & Oceana Counties.

June 14, 2022
4:00PM–6:00PMHeritage Farms Market Event Barn
West Michigan Intern Connect 2022

West Michigan Intern Connect 2022

Intern Connect is a professional development conference designed to help you make the most of your summer internship experience.

June 15, 2022
12:30PM–5:00PMGLC Live at 20 Monroe

Recent News

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Grand Rapids ranked one of the best places to live in U.S.
Grand Rapids Ranked one of best places to live in U S 3

Grand Rapids ranked one of the best places to live in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report recently named Grand Rapids as one of the best places to live in the country.

The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties
Grand Rapids Ranked one of best places to live in U S 3

The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties

Executive Directors hired for Mecosta, Mason, and Oceana Counties

The Right Place seeking proposals for Historic Community Planning project in Lake & Newaygo Counties
Grand Rapids Ranked one of best places to live in U S 3

The Right Place seeking proposals for Historic Community Planning project in Lake & Newaygo Counties

A committee has formed to strategize the collaborative economic growth of the two historic African American rural communities of Idlewild (in Yates Township, Lake County, MI) and Woodland Park (in Merrill Township, Newaygo County, MI). Particular focus is being put on preservation, promotion, and capitalization (which is currently at varying stages in each community) of their historic significance.

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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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