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The Right Place

Business Assistance Programs

Companies in Ionia County have a number of programs designed to increase profitability and competitiveness.

Business Retention and Attraction:

Strategic planning, site selection, organizational development, and workforce development are just a few of the issues facing any business regardless of industry or size. In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Works!, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center and others, The Right Place and ICEA support communities by strengthening the companies that they rely on for jobs and investment. Additional services include:

Manufacturing Assistance Services (MMTC-West):

  • Workforce training and certification
  • Business-to-business learning programs
  • Conferences, workshops, and tours-of-best practice
  • Business assessment tools and metrics
  • Leadership development
  • Customized consulting

Talent Initatives & Assistance

Hello West Michigan promotes the region as a place where business thrives and people want to live and work. They seek to increase the rate of success member companies have in their efforts to recruit top talent. Through members and collaborations with other regional organizations, Hello West Michigan helps new residents find their fit in West Michigan. Services include:


To learn more, contact Travis Alden directly via e-mail at aldent@rightplace.org or by calling 231.233.4349.