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Initial census data shows positive growth for West Michigan population, diversity yet challenges persist
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Initial census data shows positive growth for West Michigan population, diversity yet challenges persist

The latest release of population and diversity data from the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates that West Michigan continues to grow as a popular region that can compete with significantly larger metropolitan areas.

5 Reasons to attend the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit
5 reasons to attend the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit

5 Reasons to attend the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit

The Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2021 will take place Thursday, September 23 in Grand Rapids. Presented by The Right Place, Inc. and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (The Center-West), the Summit will deliver attendees a line-up of industry experts who will touch on a wide-array of topics surrounding technology, talent and innovation.

The Right Place assists two companies with local expansions, driving creation of 319 jobs and over $15.5 million investment
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The Right Place assists two companies with local expansions, driving creation of 319 jobs and over $15.5 million investment

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that electronic and autonomous vehicle solution provider, Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, and Blackmer®, part of PSG®, a Dover company, will be expanding their operations in the Greater Grand Rapids region.

Christian Healthcare Centers announces Newaygo expansion
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Christian Healthcare Centers announces Newaygo expansion

Today, Christian Healthcare Centers (CHC), a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit medical services organization, and The Right Place, Inc. announced CHC’s plans to open a new office at 53 West Wood Street in the City of Newaygo.

The Right Place launches entrepreneurial pitch competition to bolster business growth in rural West Michigan counties
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The Right Place launches entrepreneurial pitch competition to bolster business growth in rural West Michigan counties

The Right Place, Inc. announces MIPitch, a new entrepreneurial pitch competition targeting Montcalm and Ionia businesses. Entrepreneurs, business owners and dreamers living in these two counties will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes at a September 21 event at Candlestone Resort in Belding. The goal is to help launch new businesses and cultivate entrepreneurial growth in the two counties.

Grand Rapids regional business leaders report strong confidence in local economy; plans for expansions
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Grand Rapids regional business leaders report strong confidence in local economy; plans for expansions

As pandemic restrictions ease and businesses begin the transition to a post-pandemic mode of operation, The Right Place team met with leaders from 118 area companies in the month of June. These meetings were designed to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing our regional companies, while offering insight into the region’s overall economic health.

Navigating internships in 2021 and beyond
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Navigating internships in 2021 and beyond

The onset of summer has long coincided with an influx of internships hosted within companies large and small. For many college students, these internships provide the first taste of a 40-hour work week in an office environment. Internships are critical skill development tools, helping to prepare the next wave of employees to enter the professional workforce post-graduation.

The Right Place assists Michigan warehouse logistics company with Walker expansion
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The Right Place assists Michigan warehouse logistics company with Walker expansion

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Walker, announced that pallet racking and storage company, Speedrack Products Group, Ltd., will be expanding its Michigan operations to a new facility at 3060 South Industrial Drive NW in the City of Walker. In addition to a capital investment of nearly $65 million, the expansion will bring more than 160 new jobs to the area.

New hires & promotions at The Right Place
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New hires & promotions at The Right Place

The Right Place, Inc. recently welcomed two new employees to its Administrative and Business Intelligence teams and promoted two others who will work alongside these individuals.

Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as Pitch North 2021 finalists
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Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as Pitch North 2021 finalists

Five entrepreneurs local to Newaygo and Oceana County pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of nearly 50 people at the third annual Pitch North competition held Tuesday, June 8th via ZOOM. The individuals competed for a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and other prizes to help bring their ideas to life.

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