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The Right Place, Inc. distributes over $9M in emergency grant funds
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 1,060 small businesses have been awarded over $9M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
$9.5M in Emergency Grant Funds Available to West Michigan Small Businesses Starting July 15
Another round of funding for emergency small business relief has become available from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Over $9.5M in grant funding has been allocated to The Right Place to support eligible West Michigan businesses.
The Right Place assists Chicago-based company with opening new location in Walker
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Walker, announced that Chicago-based General Truck Parts & Equipment will open its first operation in Michigan. The company will be located at 2686 3 Mile Road in Walker. In addition, the new operation will bring 7-10 new jobs to the area in the next three years and invest over $500,000 to launch the new operation.
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.