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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Industry 4.0 Workshop

Industry 4.0 Workshop

Industry 4.0 buzz words have been flying around for a few years now, but it seems the mystery remains. What does all of it mean for small and midsized manufacturers? We’re here to break down the jargon and make the complex simple, separating reality from the hype.

November 4, 2021
8:30AM–4:30PMFeyen Zylstra Industrial Tech Center
3P Webinar Series: Product

3P Webinar Series: Product

Product quality is a given in any manufacturing environment, which is why companies need a robust approach that meets its customers’ requirements as well as international quality standards.

November 9, 2021
11:00AM–12:00PMVirtual
2022 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

2022 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

Save the date for The Right Place, Inc. signature event of the year. One of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community, the 2022 Economic Outlook will provide critical perspective to what may lie ahead in the year to come.

December 9, 2021
8:00AM–10:00AMVirtual Event

Recent News

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The Right Place assists global manufacturer tesa tape with Sparta expansion
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The Right Place assists global manufacturer tesa tape with Sparta expansion

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Village of Sparta, announced that global adhesives manufacturer, tesa tape, Inc., will be expanding its current location at 324 S Union St. in Sparta. In addition to a capital investment of $36 million, the expansion will bring at least 25 new jobs to the area.

Industry 4.0 Campaign Launched to Support West Michigan Manufacturers
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Industry 4.0 Campaign Launched to Support West Michigan Manufacturers

The Right Place, Lakeshore Advantage, Greater Muskegon Economic Development, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (The Center-West), and Michigan Economic Development Corporation, launched a West Michigan Industry 4.0 campaign to increase manufacturers’ smart manufacturing technology adoption readiness. Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies into operations helps manufacturers to create opportunities for improved efficiency, higher revenues, and increased innovation.

Annual Thanksgiving event series receives awards from International Economic Development Council
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Annual Thanksgiving event series receives awards from International Economic Development Council

Back To Michigan, a collaborative, state-wide event spearheaded by Hello West Michigan and The Right Place, was awarded a Silver and Bronze ranking by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at the Council’s 2021 annual conference.

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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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