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How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities
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How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of every community and is especially critical to the future prosperity of our rural towns.

Webinar Recap: Meet the President & CEO
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Webinar Recap: Meet the President & CEO

In March, The Right Place, Inc. hosted its first investor webinar session of the year featuring the organization’s new President and CEO, Randy Thelen.

MDHHS extends epidemic order, strengthens mask requirement for children
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MDHHS extends epidemic order, strengthens mask requirement for children

Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) extended its Gatherings and Mask epidemic order. The Order - which preserves the strongest public health order in the Midwest - is designed to balance day-to-day activities while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and saving Michiganders' lives.

New Industry 4.0 program for West Michigan manufacturers
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New Industry 4.0 program for West Michigan manufacturers

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West (The Center-West), Feyen Zylstra, and DISHER recently announced the formation of a new Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partnership program for West Michigan manufacturers. The program is designed to guide manufacturers through creating sustainable change as they learn about and implement Industry 4.0 technology in their business.

Entrepreneurial pitch competition enters third year, continues to grow
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Entrepreneurial pitch competition enters third year, continues to grow

Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, is returning for its third year bigger than ever before. Entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties will once again have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for one of many cash prizes up for grabs.

Updated MDHHS orders expand capacity at outdoor stadiums and arenas
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Updated MDHHS orders expand capacity at outdoor stadiums and arenas

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its Gatherings and Mask epidemic order, allowing up to 20% capacity in outdoor stadiums and arenas that establish infection control plans. The update also increases testing for youth ages 13-19 to ensure athletes can safely participate in sports. The changes are designed to balance day-to-day activities while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and saving Michiganders' lives.

3P: Committing to people-first
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3P: Committing to people-first

While 2020 may be in the rearview mirror, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge manufacturers, forcing them to find creative solutions to new and old problems alike. Once again, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West and The Right Place Inc. have partnered with MiBiz to host a new webinar series in 2021 to assist small- and medium-size manufactures in navigating the ever-changing business landscape.

Michigan Vaccine Distribution Updates
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Michigan Vaccine Distribution Updates

To continue progress toward state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over age 16 and bringing a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today announced the state is expanding vaccination eligibility for Michiganders ages 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome beginning Monday, March 22.

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.

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