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Kent County seeks innovative sustainable business leader to help achieve landfill diversion goals
The Kent County Department of Public Works today announced it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an anchor tenant at the future Sustainable Business Park, which is planned for 250 acres adjacent to the South Kent Landfill in Byron Center, Michigan.
Kent County Back to Work PPE Program launches
As employers reopen across Kent County, personal protective equipment (PPE) will be a critical component in helping to protect employees, visitors, clients and customers from the spread of COVID-19. This program will provide PPE to qualifying small businesses and other employers, at no cost, to assist in reopening their operations.
The Right Place assists medical device packaging company with Kentwood expansion
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that medical device packaging engineering firm, Packaging Compliance Labs, LLC (PCL) will be expanding its current operations at 4334 Brockton Dr SE in Kentwood. In addition to a capital investment of $2.57 million, the company will bring 27 new jobs to the area.
Grant funding awarded for Michigan Small Business Relief Program in West Michigan
195 small businesses in West Michigan negatively impacted by Executive Orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be receiving grant support from the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.
Rapid Response Economic Relief Fund
The COVID-19 crisis poses a severe threat to both our local economy and business community. West Michigan is built on the backbone of entrepreneurship and small business, and the Rapid Response Economic Relief Fund is aimed at delivering short-term financial support to small businesses in need.
Laser Access, LLC announces acquisition and $1.6M investment
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Calder Capital, announced the new ownership and subsequent expansion of Laser Access, LLC. The company will be expanding at their Walker, Mich. facility and investing $1.6M into the location.
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
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.
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
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.