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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

  • ICEA Assists B&O Saws with Expansion

    The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) is proud to announce that Belding-based B&O Saws will be expanding in Ionia County, adding nearly 14,000 sq. ft. to its facility and adding 3 new employees. The B&O Saws manufactures high-precision metal sawing machinery for the aluminum extrusion, metal fabrication, and service center industries. The company also designs and fabricates auxiliary...
  • The Right Place assists Italian manufacturer in selecting Grand Rapids area for first North American plant

    The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Gaines Charter Township, has announced that Italian-based Siliconature Corporation will establish the company’s first North American manufacturing facility at 4495 68th Street SE, Kentwood, Michigan 40548.  The company is investing approximately $20 million to develop the facility that is expected create at least 26 high-tech manufacturing jobs. The MEDC is ...
  • The Right Place attracts major closet design brand to West Michigan

    California Closets Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Cascade Charter Township, announced that Berkeley, California-based custom storage manufacturer and retailer California Closets will establish a new manufacturing facility at 4930 Kraft Ave. SE, just south of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The project is expected to create at least 61 new jobs and...

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