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The Right Place assists local tech company with expansion
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The Right Place assists local tech company with expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Grand Rapids, announced that DealerOn, Inc. will be expanding in the City of Grand Rapids. This will result in the creation of at least 44 new jobs and a capital investment of $1.6 million over the next three years.

The Right Place attracts alloy development company to West Michigan
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The Right Place attracts alloy development company to West Michigan

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Kentwood, announced that Arcanum Alloys will be relocating from Silicon Valley to the City of Kentwood. This will result in the creation of 25 new high-tech jobs and a capital investment of $693,000.

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance assist manufacturer with expansion in Greenville
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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance assist manufacturer with expansion in Greenville

Today The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that West Michigan Compounding, LLC (WMC) will expand its plastics manufacturing operations at 1300 Moore St, Greenville, MI 48838.

Kentwood neighborhood named 2018's Hottest ZIP code in America
Kentwood hottest ZIP code in America

Kentwood neighborhood named 2018's Hottest ZIP code in America

In it's fourth-annual ranking of America's Hottest ZIP codes, realtor.com has named the 49508 ZIP code in Kentwood, Mich. as number one on its list. These "hot" zip codes have listings selling in an average of 20 days, significantly faster than similar market listings in other areas.

Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard
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Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard

West Michigan’s leading economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure leaders have launched a redesign of the West Michigan Regional Dashboard, an online tool that tracks the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social indicators.

The Right Place assists medical manufacturer with local expansion
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The Right Place assists medical manufacturer with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Cascade Charter Township, announced that contract medical manufacturer Medbio is investing $3.5 million to expand its operations in the Cascade area. As a result, the company, based at 3637 Sysco Court, will add 43 jobs.

Hello West Michigan’s Rachel Bartels named GRBJ 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
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Hello West Michigan’s Rachel Bartels named GRBJ 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

Hello West Michigan’s Program Manager, Rachel Bartels, has been named as a 2018 recipient of the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ) 40 Under 40 award.

West Michigan Dataconomy: Regional aerospace & defense sector
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West Michigan Dataconomy: Regional aerospace & defense sector

Did you know West Michigan is home to a flourishing aerospace and defense industry? Our 13-county region houses more than 9,800 jobs in the sector, and industry cluster sales amount to approximately $1.1 billion annually.

The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership
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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership

The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.

Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow
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Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow

Ford Motor Company and Grand Rapids are working closely with public stakeholders as well as AT&T, Dell Technologies, Microsoft, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and The Right Place to launch the Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow Challenge – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Grand Rapids.

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