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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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  • 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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Latest News

  • Grand Rapids named the 2nd best place to be an Millennial

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been named the second best city in the US to be a millennial by Trulia.com. Grand Rapids came in second only to Philadelphia, PA. The report from Trulia found that millennials in Grand Rapids are more likely to own homes and have higher incomes than their older peers. Millennials living in Grand Rapids are also ...
  • MDARD awards grant to Newaygo County ISD and other rural communities

    Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development awarded Rural Development Fund Grants aimed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.   “MDARD is proud to help support these important projects,” said Director Jamie Clover Adams. “This is a great opportunity for us to give Michigan businesses a boost, improve local infrastructure around the st...
  • The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance secure manufacturing expansion in Greenville

    Milacron DME to invest an estimated $5 million and create a minimum of 25 new jobs with more to follow The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that DME Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC, will expand its Greenville manufacturing facility at 1117...

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