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/medium-sized manufacturers. MMTC-West supports the global competitiveness of manufacturers throughout the region's 13 counties.

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Latest News

  • Montcalm County receives Broadband Certification

    Today, The Right Place, Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance, in partnership with Connect Michigan, announced that Montcalm County is now a certified “Connected Community” under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, Connect Michigan presented Montcalm County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan to the Montcalm County Economic Alliance. The release of this plan follows months of extensi... Read More
  • Grand Rapids Real Estate Market Makes Top 10 for 2017

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been named one of the 10 hottest real estate markets in the nation by Trulia compiles its list of the hottest markets to watch annually, and for 2017 Grand Rapids landed in the #4 spot. The top 10 is dominated by Florida communities and other southern cities, making Grand Rapids the only city north of the Mason Dixon l... Read More
  • ​NVINT Services LLC to invest $364,000, creating 26 high-tech jobs in West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (1/11/17):  Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that West Michigan-based NVINT Services LLC will be expanding, adding at least 26 jobs and investing $364,000 to support the expansion. The MEDC is supporting the expansion with the approval of a $175,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The grant incentive package is intended ... Read More

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