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Grand Rapids named one of the best food cities in America
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Grand Rapids named one of the best food cities in America

In search of a city with a plethora of food options at an affordable price? Then Grand Rapids should be next on your list of destinations to visit.

The Right Place assists Ada software company with local expansion
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The Right Place assists Ada software company with local expansion

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that software development agency, Michigan Software Labs, will be expanding its current location at 452 Ada Dr. SE in Ada. In addition to a capital investment of $840,535, the expansion will bring 27 new jobs to the area.

Manufacture Smarter: What makes a great leader?
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Manufacture Smarter: What makes a great leader?

Finding talent is tough. As of now, that statement rings true across every industry. The supply of skilled workers is not meeting the demand of employers who need to fill job openings. As this gap continues to grow, some employers find themselves defaulting to their long-standing employees to fill leadership positions within the company.

Collaboration brings new headquarters for top 10 global insurance broker Acrisure to downtown Grand Rapids
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Collaboration brings new headquarters for top 10 global insurance broker Acrisure to downtown Grand Rapids

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the City of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. announced that global insurance broker, Acrisure, will be relocating and expanding its headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids.

West Michigan Dataconomy: Grand Rapids growth per Brookings’ 2019 Metro Monitor Report
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West Michigan Dataconomy: Grand Rapids growth per Brookings’ 2019 Metro Monitor Report

The goal of the Metro Monitor is to deepen understanding of economic success by thinking beyond growth alone. The report more broadly evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of America’s metros, measuring them at a regional level to provide valuable insights into the parts that make up the whole of each state. This year’s edition of the Metro Monitor focuses on trends in Growth, Prosperity, and Inclusion (including race) for the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.

The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place receive MEDC grant for Sustainable Business Park site planning
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The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place receive MEDC grant for Sustainable Business Park site planning

The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) received a $95,000 site readiness grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for the 250-acre Sustainable Business Park adjacent to the South Kent Landfill, Kent County DPW and The Right Place announced today.

Manufacture Smarter: Is training really the key to making gains in manufacturing?
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Manufacture Smarter: Is training really the key to making gains in manufacturing?

As with any business environment, continued learning should be an integral part of the overall business plan. Training should be an equal part of the improvement and investment plan that a company creates and revises each year.

Grand Rapids named No.1 metro for sustainable development
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Grand Rapids named No.1 metro for sustainable development

In a recent feature from Site Selection Magazine's July 2019 issue, Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich. was named the No.1 metro in the U.S. for sustainable development based on several factors.

Metro Grand Rapids houses America's 'hottest' ZIP code for second consecutive year
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Metro Grand Rapids houses America's 'hottest' ZIP code for second consecutive year

Every year, Realtor.com evaluates thousands of ZIP codes across America to determine which areas' home sales are moving at a much faster rate than the national median. Currently, homes are typically spending about 56 days on the market before purchase - but that's not the case for America's 'hottest' ZIP codes.

Grand Rapids named No.1 mid-sized metro for economic growth potential
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Grand Rapids named No.1 mid-sized metro for economic growth potential

In its 15th annual ranking, Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report named Grand Rapids, Mich. as the No.1 mid-sized metro in the country for economic growth potential.

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