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Michigan ranked no.1 for fastest foreign direct investment job growth
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Michigan ranked no.1 for fastest foreign direct investment job growth

Michigan has been ranked as the no. 1 state for fastest FDI jobs growth over the past five years, according to Global Business Association’s most recent national trends analysis

Updated MDHHS orders expand restaurant capacity, increase gathering and capacity limits
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Updated MDHHS orders expand restaurant capacity, increase gathering and capacity limits

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated two of its epidemic orders, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings and expanded visitation opportunities at residential care facilities. Changes are designed to balance reopening while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and save Michiganders’ lives.

Building an Inclusive West Michigan
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Building an Inclusive West Michigan

In partnership with the Brookings Institution, The Right Place had the privilege of joining a cohort of cities across the country to participate in Brookings’ Inclusive Learning Lab to identify and explore the barriers that threaten to erode the competitiveness of our regional economy.

The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding
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The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 426 small businesses have been awarded $4.98M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services epidemic orders.

The Right Place 2021 Economic Outlook Recap
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The Right Place 2021 Economic Outlook Recap

In December 2020, The Right Place hosted the 24th Annual Economic Outlook for West Michigan. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was hosted virtually for the first time since the series began.

New Grand Rapids venture fund closer to making first investments in companies owned by people of color
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New Grand Rapids venture fund closer to making first investments in companies owned by people of color

One year after announcing a venture fund aimed at boosting businesses owned by people of color in West Michigan, New Community Transformation Fund (NCTF) is nearing the first organizational milestone of raising $10 million, thanks to a substantial investment Bank of America announced today that it will make.

MDHHS new epidemic order allows for reopening of indoor dining and other services
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MDHHS new epidemic order allows for reopening of indoor dining and other services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released its next epidemic order, which continues the department’s fact-based approach to reopening activities, and goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 1. The order will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households.

The Right Place, Inc. announces promotion of Business Development team member
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The Right Place, Inc. announces promotion of Business Development team member

Today, The Right Place, Inc., announced the promotion of its business development team member, Julie Burrell.

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to provide $55 million in grants for COVID-19 relief efforts
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Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to provide $55 million in grants for COVID-19 relief efforts

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved two grant programs – the Michigan Small Business Survival Grants and the Michigan Stages Survival Grants – totaling $58.5 million in relief to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses and live event venues impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

MDHHS new epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports
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MDHHS new epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain masked and socially distanced, as this has been scientifically shown to slow the virus. This includes indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will last until Sunday, Jan. 31.

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