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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The Right Place's 2022 Economic Outlook

The Right Place's 2022 Economic Outlook

Join The Right Place for one of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community. The 25th annual Economic Outlook will provide critical perspective to what may lie ahead so you can prepare yourself for success.

December 9, 2021
8:00AM–9:00AMVirtual Event
19th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference

19th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference

Save the date for the 19th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference! This event is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event that brings in leaders from industry, consultancy and academia who share practical experiences in the areas of operations & logistics, growth & innovation, future perspectives and leadership & development.

March 24, 2022
12:00AM–12:00AMGrand Rapids, Michigan

Recent News

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First-of-a-kind pitch competition for outdoor recreation businesses nets $5,000 prize packages for 5 West Michigan businesses
Outdoor Pitch Event

First-of-a-kind pitch competition for outdoor recreation businesses nets $5,000 prize packages for 5 West Michigan businesses

The first-of-its-kind pitch competition focused on providing growth opportunities to outdoor recreation small businesses. Entrepreneurs from Oceana, Newaygo, Lake and Mason Counties were invited to submit their ideas for consideration. Seven finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges via Zoom on October 27. The top five participants received $5,000 worth of business support services to help advance their business idea.

The Right Place debuts new county partnership model to amplify regional economic development efforts
Outdoor Pitch Event

The Right Place debuts new county partnership model to amplify regional economic development efforts

The Right Place has announced it will debut a new and improved model of regional economic development partnerships in 2022 for participating counties across West Michigan. The new format is expected to amplify economic development efforts across the region by empowering full-time county executive directors to drive long-term growth opportunities with the support of The Right Place.

The Right Place leading new charge to grow region’s tech industry
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The Right Place leading new charge to grow region’s tech industry

The Right Place’s Technology Taskforce aims to position the Greater Grand Rapids Region as leading tech cluster in Midwest

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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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