Since its founding in 1985, The Right Place has assisted thousands of West Michigan companies to invest more than $5.1 billion and 47,000 new jobs throughout the region
Advancing the Greater Grand Rapids Regional Economy
Serving West Michigan since 1985, The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place drives regional economic development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment and companies in the Greater Grand Rapids region.
To drive sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity for all in the Greater Grand Rapids Region.
The Greater Grand Rapids Region will be the most resilient, productive, and equitable regional economy in the nation.
Staffed by a skilled team of economic development and business professionals, The Right Place concentrates on three key strategic pillars: People, Place and Prosperity. This philosophy focuses on people as the drivers of a successful economy, recognizing them to be the differentiating factor from one region from another.
The Right Place's ultimate goal is to help the people of the Greater Grand Rapids region reach their full potential within the community by driving business growth and attraction to create more opportunities for all in the region.
About The Right Place
View our full brochure to learn more about how The Right Place leads business expansion, attraction and retention efforts for the Greater Grand Rapids Region.
Partners of the Right Place
We work alongside several partner organizations to drive regional economic development and growth.
What community business leaders say“As we have grown and expanded, The Right Place has been a great partner, most recently in our decision to open our new Industrial Tech Center in Walker. The Right Place was our first call when we decided to expand these services. Their unequaled knowledge coupled with their deep regional connections, and their knowledge of available resources made the decision to grow in West Michigan an easy one. ”Feyen ZylstraNate KoetjeCEO“For Michigan to truly “win” – we must look at economic development as a team sport – which is why we’re proud to invest in The Right Place. This organization is a perfect example of bringing together the right players – comprised of both business leaders and community leaders – to successfully attract jobs, talent and businesses to our home state of Michigan.”Consumers EnergyGarrick RochowPresident & CEO“Nobody else goes to work every day with the intention of retaining and creating jobs for the entire West Michigan community. Through their dedicated staff, The Right Place utilizes a variety of tools and contacts to make sure that West Michigan is one of the most attractive places to conduct business in the country. Whether it is convincing a company to relocate to West Michigan, addressing pertinent pending or existing legislation, or providing assistance to current West Michigan companies as they expand their business, The Right Place is always at the ready to get these jobs done.”Medbio, Inc.Chris WilliamsOwner
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Grand Rapids ranked one of the best places to live in U.S.
U.S. News & World Report recently named Grand Rapids as one of the best places to live in the country.
The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties
Executive Directors hired for Mecosta, Mason, and Oceana Counties
The Right Place seeking proposals for Historic Community Planning project in Lake & Newaygo Counties
A committee has formed to strategize the collaborative economic growth of the two historic African American rural communities of Idlewild (in Yates Township, Lake County, MI) and Woodland Park (in Merrill Township, Newaygo County, MI). Particular focus is being put on preservation, promotion, and capitalization (which is currently at varying stages in each community) of their historic significance.
The Right Place serves both current and prospective companies in Greater Grand Rapids, providing one-stop assistance for location, innovation and growth.