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The Right Place assists L3Harris with Cascade Township expansion
L3Harris Technologies, Inc with The Right Place President/CEO Randy Thelen in front of new building for ribbon cutting ceremony

The Right Place assists L3Harris with Cascade Township expansion

Global aerospace and defense technology innovator, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., will expand its operations at 5353 52nd Street SE in Grand Rapids. In addition to a capital investment of $2.58 million, the expansion will bring up to 50 new jobs to the area, with a minimum of 34.

The Right Place assists global manufacturer tesa tape with Sparta expansion
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The Right Place assists global manufacturer tesa tape with Sparta expansion

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Village of Sparta, announced that global adhesives manufacturer, tesa tape, Inc., will be expanding its current location at 324 S Union St. in Sparta. In addition to a capital investment of $36 million, the expansion will bring at least 25 new jobs to the area.

Industry 4.0 Campaign Launched to Support West Michigan Manufacturers
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Industry 4.0 Campaign Launched to Support West Michigan Manufacturers

The Right Place, Lakeshore Advantage, Greater Muskegon Economic Development, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (The Center-West), and Michigan Economic Development Corporation, launched a West Michigan Industry 4.0 campaign to increase manufacturers’ smart manufacturing technology adoption readiness. Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies into operations helps manufacturers to create opportunities for improved efficiency, higher revenues, and increased innovation.

Annual Thanksgiving event series receives awards from International Economic Development Council
Hello West Michigan Executive Director Rachel Gray at IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards holding the award that Hello West Michigan won.

Annual Thanksgiving event series receives awards from International Economic Development Council

Back To Michigan, a collaborative, state-wide event spearheaded by Hello West Michigan and The Right Place, was awarded a Silver and Bronze ranking by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at the Council’s 2021 annual conference.

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
The Right Place Business Development June Data

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.

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