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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The Right Place recognized as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

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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Upcoming Events

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Hello West Michigan Intern Connect 2024

Hello West Michigan Intern Connect 2024

Intern Connect is a half-day professional development conference designed to teach area interns about West Michigan’s lifestyle and abundant economic opportunities.

June 26, 2024
12:30PM–5:00PMGLC Live at 20 Monroe
Pitch North 2024

Pitch North 2024

Pitch North is an idea pitching competition created to spark change and promote entrepreneurial progress in Lake, Newaygo & Oceana Counties.

August 7, 2024
4:00PM–6:00PMWest Michigan Research Station
Tech Week Grand Rapids 2024

Tech Week Grand Rapids 2024

Tech Week Grand Rapids is a multi-day collection of events designed to showcase the region's vibrant tech community. With events ranging from hands-on tech exhibits and panel discussions, to pitch competitions and networking opportunities, there is something for everyone at Tech Week Grand Rapids.

September 16–21, 2024
12:00AM–12:00AMGreater Grand Rapids

Recent News

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NCEDP assists Slate Building with Hesperia renovation
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NCEDP assists Slate Building with Hesperia renovation

Local pharmacy to add three housing units to second floor

MCDC Executive Director appointed to Mid-America Economic Development Council Board of Directors
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MCDC Executive Director appointed to Mid-America Economic Development Council Board of Directors

Kelly Jo Wawsczyk joins the Mid-America EDC’s Board of Directors for state of Michigan

Entrepreneur Support Event Coming to Newaygo
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Entrepreneur Support Event Coming to Newaygo

Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership and Start Garden partnering to host entrepreneurial support event in Newaygo County

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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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