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Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard
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Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard

West Michigan’s leading economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure leaders have launched a redesign of the West Michigan Regional Dashboard, an online tool that tracks the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social indicators.

The Right Place assists medical manufacturer with local expansion
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The Right Place assists medical manufacturer with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Cascade Charter Township, announced that contract medical manufacturer Medbio is investing $3.5 million to expand its operations in the Cascade area. As a result, the company, based at 3637 Sysco Court, will add 43 jobs.

Hello West Michigan’s Rachel Bartels named GRBJ 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
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Hello West Michigan’s Rachel Bartels named GRBJ 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

Hello West Michigan’s Program Manager, Rachel Bartels, has been named as a 2018 recipient of the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ) 40 Under 40 award.

West Michigan Dataconomy: Regional aerospace & defense sector
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West Michigan Dataconomy: Regional aerospace & defense sector

Did you know West Michigan is home to a flourishing aerospace and defense industry? Our 13-county region houses more than 9,800 jobs in the sector, and industry cluster sales amount to approximately $1.1 billion annually.

The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership
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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership

The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.

Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow
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Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow

Ford Motor Company and Grand Rapids are working closely with public stakeholders as well as AT&T, Dell Technologies, Microsoft, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and The Right Place to launch the Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow Challenge – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Grand Rapids.

Amazon Announces Plans to Expand in Michigan; New Robotics Site Will Create More Than 1,000 Full-Time Jobs
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Amazon Announces Plans to Expand in Michigan; New Robotics Site Will Create More Than 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its fourth Michigan fulfillment center in Gaines Township, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs with compelling benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

The Right Place assists local tech repair firm with expansion
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The Right Place assists local tech repair firm with expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Grand Rapids, announced that Repair Center, LLC dba Tech Defenders will be expanding into an existing warehouse in Grand Rapids, creating 115 new jobs and investing $2.7 million in the expansion.

The Right Place Assists ADAC Automotive with local expansion
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The Right Place Assists ADAC Automotive with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Cascade Township, announced that ADAC Automotive will be expanding its operations in Cascade Township. The new eight-acre corporate campus on Eagle Drive, SE will result in the creation of 50 new jobs and a capital investment of over $20 million over the next three years.

Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place assist automotive supply chain manufacturer expansion
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Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place assist automotive supply chain manufacturer expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc. and the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Ionia, announced that Ventra Ionia, located at 14 N. Beardsley Ionia, MI 48846, plans to expand in Ionia.

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