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Grand Rapids named No. 1 metro for living a balanced lifestyle
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Grand Rapids named No. 1 metro for living a balanced lifestyle

Grand Rapids was recently named the top city in the nation for living a balanced lifestyle by MagnifyMoney. Factors taken into account on this ranking included average commute time, housing cost relative to income, income relative to hours worked, and people in excellent health.

The Right Place Accredited by the International Economic Development Council
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The Right Place Accredited by the International Economic Development Council

This week, The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced that The Right Place, Inc. was accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). The Right Place has become one of only 62 economic development organizations in the country to achieve AEDO accreditation.

The Right Place assists Axis Company with local expansion
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The Right Place assists Axis Company with local expansion

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that Grand Rapids-based Axis Company will invest $4 million to expand its capabilities, resulting in adding 50 high-tech jobs.

Kent County recognized as a top county for manufacturing
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Kent County recognized as a top county for manufacturing

Using data compiled by U.S. Census Bureau, Michigan's 83 counties have been ranked by highest number of manufacturing jobs. This ranking used the average number of residents employed in manufacturing from 2012-2016. Out of the 83 counties in Michigan, Kent County ranked No. 4 with the average number of manufacturing jobs totaling 58,285.

Grand Rapids named one of the best metros in the US for STEM professionals
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Grand Rapids named one of the best metros in the US for STEM professionals

The city of Grand Rapids was recently named one of the best metros in the U.S. for STEM professionals. WalletHub, a personal finance website, compared the 100 largest metro areas in the nation to determine the best markets for STEM professional

The Right Place board of directors changes for 2018
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The Right Place board of directors changes for 2018

The Right Place, Inc. recently appointed six new board members to the 2018 Right Place board of directors, replacing seven retiring board members. Leadership of the board of directors remains unchanged, with three officers continuing their terms.

The Right Place assists local company with expansion at notable area building
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The Right Place assists local company with expansion at notable area building

Today, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Wyoming, we're announcing that local company Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC (dba Advantage Solutions) will expand its sales and marketing operations and consolidate several local operations into the former Klingman’s building, 1001 28th Street, Wyoming.

The Right Place assists ITS Partners with local expansion
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The Right Place assists ITS Partners with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that locally-based ITS Partners will invest $2.5 million towards a new headquarters and add 68 high-tech jobs.

The Right Place assists Service Express with local expansion
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The Right Place assists Service Express with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that locally-based Service Express will expand its West Michigan presence by making enhancements to a current location and establishing a second location at 3855 Sparks Drive in Grand Rapids.

The Right Place assists Litehouse, Inc. with area expansion
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The Right Place assists Litehouse, Inc. with area expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Lowell, announced that refrigerated salad dressing manufacturer Litehouse, Inc. will invest$12.1m and add 77 new jobs at its Lowell facility.

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