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Grand Rapids ranked a top metro for millennials to live and work

Grand Rapids ranked a top metro for millennials to live and work

Talent is a topic that's never far from the minds of employers. Currently, millennials make up the largest portion of the U.S. labor force, making this generation a critical component in building up a region's talent pool.

Grand Rapids named No.3 large U.S. city for 'thriving' manufacturing industry
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Grand Rapids named No.3 large U.S. city for 'thriving' manufacturing industry

AdvisorSmith, a business insurance resource that provides research and advanced tools to businesses, recently published a deep-dive report on U.S. cities where the manufacturing industry is booming. The company evaluated 318 cities based on four key economic factors: manufacturing output growth rate, manufacturing output per capita, manufacturing location quotient and manufacturing employment growth rate.

Bank of America, the Consumers Energy Foundation and The Right Place, Inc. Announce Development of New Venture Fund
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Bank of America, the Consumers Energy Foundation and The Right Place, Inc. Announce Development of New Venture Fund

Leaders at Bank of America, the Consumers Energy Foundation, and The Right Place, Inc. will be developing the New Community Transformation Fund. This will be an investment fund based in Grand Rapids, Michigan to support diverse business owners. The fund aims to increase ethnic and racial diversity in business ownership in West Michigan.

The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Alliance assist local fruit processor with major expansion
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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Alliance assist local fruit processor with major expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Oceana County Economic Alliance (OCEA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Community Capital (MCC), and Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced that family-owned fruit processor, Peterson Farms Inc., will be expanding its operations in Shelby, Mich.

West Michigan Dataconomy: Understanding commuting patterns
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West Michigan Dataconomy: Understanding commuting patterns

Commuting patterns, or commuting flows, are a critical piece of intelligence that The Right Place often uses often to inform our economic development work. Commuting flows help us better understand the interconnectedness between communities in the region.

The Right Place board of directors changes for 2020
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The Right Place board of directors changes for 2020

The Right Place, Inc. has appointed five new board members to the 2020 Right Place board of directors and accepted the retirement of six others.

2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan
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2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

In early December, more than 450 business and community leaders joined The Right Place for its 23rd Annual Economic Outlook for West Michigan. The 2020 Economic Outlook provided insights on regional, state, and national economic trends and projections, as well as current economic development conditions and activities.

Local partners host career event to attract former West Michiganders back to the region
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Local partners host career event to attract former West Michiganders back to the region

On November 27th, The Right Place, Inc. and Hello West Michigan will partner to attract talent back to West Michigan. The two organizations, regional partners, and several local businesses will host the 8th annual ReThink West Michigan event, an evening gathering to attract former West Michiganders back to the region.

The Right Place assists fabrication and machining company with Greenville expansion
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The Right Place assists fabrication and machining company with Greenville expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville announced that full-service fabrication and machining company, Aquest Machining & Assembly (www.aquestmachining.com), a Division of FabX Industries, will be expanding its current location at 715 Callaghan St. in Greenville.

ReThink West Michigan awarded Best in Show from International Economic Development Council
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ReThink West Michigan awarded Best in Show from International Economic Development Council

ReThink West Michigan, a collaborative, regional event hosted by The Right Place, Inc. and Hello West Michigan, was awarded Best in Show by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at the Council’s 2019 annual conference.

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