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Grand Rapids MSA receives two top rankings for job growth and economic potential
The Grand Rapids MSA has recently landed at the top of two rankings for job growth and economic potential. Reuters named Grand Rapids one of the top cities in the nation for job growth and Business Facilities ranked Grand Rapids the number one mid-sized city for economic growth potential.
Grand Rapids-Wyoming among top cities recognized by Reuters for seven years of job growth
International news organization, Reuters, recently published an analysis of seven-year job growth in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the United States.
The Right Place assists Roskam Baking Company with plant expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Kentwood, announced that Roskam Baking Company will be expanding its operations at 5565 Broadmoor Ave SE in Kentwood, Michigan. This expansion will result in the creation of 238 new jobs and a capital investment of $85.2 million.
The Right Place assists global refractory product manufacturer with expansion in Newaygo County
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Everett Township, announced that global refractory product manufacturer and supplier, HarbisonWalker International (HWI), is investing $9 million in the company’s manufacturing plant at 1301 E. 8th Street in White Cloud.
Grand Rapids ranked No. 4 best city for first-time home buyers in the US
In an evaluation of 300 cities throughout the U.S., WalletHub found Grand Rapids, Mich. to be the No. 4 best location for first-time home buyers in the country.
Grand Rapids among top hiring metros in the U.S.
Looking to move where the job opportunities are? Well look no further, because Grand Rapids businesses have reported some of the top hiring outlooks in the U.S.
The importance of supplier diversity
In 2015, Forbes named Grand Rapids as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans to prosper. This came as a stark contrast to the long list of accolades the region receives on an annual basis. Our community has been tackling this topic head-on, but there is still a lot more work to be done. Which is why The Right Place recently hosted an Investor Breakfast at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) on the topic of Supplier Diversity.
West Michigan Dataconomy: The future of work with Industry 4.0
The future of work is changing, and while no one can definitively lay claim to its landscape, businesses are already strategizing in anticipation of the imminent disruption. While much of what’s to come is still unknown, we can be relatively confident the future of work will be characterized by rapid technological adoption driven by high-speed mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud technology.
Greater Grand Rapids leads population growth for Michigan
According to U.S. Census Bureau, as of last summer, Grand Rapids saw a population increase of 1,135 residents. Surrounding townships also saw significant increases, boosting the overall population gain for the region.
The Right Place assists cyber security company with expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that full-scope cyber security company Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis Labs, LLC (VDA Labs) has expanded to a new location at 5234 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.