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The Right Place attracts Chinese Foreign Direct Investment to region
The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), has announced a local Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by Chinese furniture component manufacturer Jiecang Linear Motion Technology Co.,Ltd. The company, operating in the United States as J-Star Motion Corporation, will establish a new manufacturing facility at an existing location in Cedar Springs, Michigan.
Collaboration between Start Garden and The Right Place leads to innovative mobile food cart manufacturer expansion in Walker
Today The Right Place, Inc., the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and Start Garden’s venture fund spin-off Wakestream Ventures celebrated its first collaborative effort to bring jobs to the region with the announcement that New York-based mobile food manufacturer Move Systems International (dba MOVE Systems) will invest more than $13 million and add 27 jobs at its Walker production facility.
The Right Place assists leading RFID manufacturer with expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that Grand Rapids-based Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) manufacturer eAgile, Inc. will invest $4.3 million in its near-downtown location over the next three years to expand operations and add 50 new jobs.
Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition applauds policy makers for making vital job attraction tool for large-scale projects in communities across the state a reality
The Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition issued the following statements today after Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bipartisan Good Jobs for Michigan package (Senate Bills 242-244) into law at a potential project pipeline site in Rochester Hills. Each of the members spoke at the event.
Birgit Klohs awarded 2017 Business Person of the Year
The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has named Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place Inc., its 2017 Business Person of the Year. Klohs received her award during the Economic Club’s 2017 Annual Dinner held on June 19th.
The Right Place assists leading marine manufacturer with expansion in Lowell
The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Lowell, announced that Lowell-based Attwood Marine will expand its manufacturing operations at 1016 N. Monroe Street, Lowell, MI 49331
EY announces Birgit Klohs of The Right Place as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalist in Michigan and Northwest Ohio
The Right Place, Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs has been named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region.
MDARD awards grant to Newaygo County ISD and other rural communities
Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development awarded Rural Development Fund Grants aimed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.
The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance secure manufacturing expansion in Greenville
The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that DME Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC, will expand its Greenville manufacturing facility at 1117 Fairplains Street, Greenville, MI 48838.
ICEA Assists B&O Saws with Expansion
The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) is proud to announce that Belding-based B&O Saws will be expanding in Ionia County, adding nearly 14,000 sq. ft. to its facility and adding 3 new employees.