Partners of The Right Place
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. For more information, visit www.michiganbusiness.org.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Michigan Defense Center
The Michigan Defense Center identifies growth opportunities for Michigan businesses based on Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs. The Defense Center helps businesses access research and development (R&D) resources in universities, federal laboratories, and industry, in order to form strategic alliances and respond to new challenges in defense and homeland security.
The Regional Air Alliance
The Regional Air Alliance is a private sector initiative dedicated to providing world-class commercial air service in the region. Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for improved air service in West Michigan for the benefit of area residents, businesses, and visitors. Learn more.
Muskegon Area First Region 3 PTAC
The state’s network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) matches the capabilities of Michigan companies with government contract opportunities. PTACs prepare Michigan businesses to compete for government contracts, educating them regarding the opportunities, requirements, and process of becoming successful government contractors. PTACs provide pre- and post- award assistance, helping companies through the entire procurement process from registering as a government contractor and finding bid opportunities through proposal preparation and post-award modifications.
For more information, visit www.ptacsofmichigan.org
The Ionia County Economic Development Alliance
Comprising area companies and dedicated to retaining and attracting businesses to Ionia, the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) provides a number of economic development services, including workforce development, business support, and county planning. To extend its reach throughout the county, ICEA has partnered with The Right Place to connect more of its companies to business resources. As a part of the partnership, The Right Place has included Ionia County in its marketing and promotional materials.
Newaygo County Economic Development Office
The Newaygo County Economic Development Office (NCEDO) has signed a new, three-year service contract with The Right Place, Inc. to provide direct economic development services to the Newaygo County business community. The new contract replaces an existing contract NCEDO has maintained with The Right Place for nine years. During that time, The Right Place provided assistance to NCEDO on an as needed basis. Under the terms of the new contract, the NCEDO board and stakeholders plan to leverage The Right Place’s extensive business retention, expansion, and attraction services to provide a higher level of direct assistance to Newaygo County’s major employers.
Montcalm Economic Alliance
The Right Place, Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance have formed a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan. Under the terms of the three-year contract, The Right Place will provide comprehensive economic development services including business retention, expansion, and attraction. The Right Place will provide Montcalm companies with the tools and resources available to continue growing in the community, as well as market the County to new businesses.
Strategic International Business Partner
Hans Andreas (Andy) Fein
Principal Consultant, Hans-Andreas Fein & Associates. Assists Right Place marketing efforts in Germany.