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Grand Rapids named No.3 large U.S. city for 'thriving' manufacturing industry
AdvisorSmith, a business insurance resource that provides research and advanced tools to businesses, recently published a deep-dive report on U.S. cities where the manufacturing industry is booming. The company evaluated 318 cities based on four key economic factors: manufacturing output growth rate, manufacturing output per capita, manufacturing location quotient and manufacturing employment growth rate.
Grand Rapids named one of the best food cities in America
In search of a city with a plethora of food options at an affordable price? Then Grand Rapids should be next on your list of destinations to visit.
The Right Place assists Ada software company with local expansion
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that software development agency, Michigan Software Labs, will be expanding its current location at 452 Ada Dr. SE in Ada. In addition to a capital investment of $840,535, the expansion will bring 27 new jobs to the area.
Collaboration brings new headquarters for top 10 global insurance broker Acrisure to downtown Grand Rapids
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the City of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. announced that global insurance broker, Acrisure, will be relocating and expanding its headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids.
West Michigan Dataconomy: Grand Rapids growth per Brookings’ 2019 Metro Monitor Report
The goal of the Metro Monitor is to deepen understanding of economic success by thinking beyond growth alone. The report more broadly evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of America’s metros, measuring them at a regional level to provide valuable insights into the parts that make up the whole of each state. This year’s edition of the Metro Monitor focuses on trends in Growth, Prosperity, and Inclusion (including race) for the 100 largest U.S. metro areas.
The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place receive MEDC grant for Sustainable Business Park site planning
The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) received a $95,000 site readiness grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for the 250-acre Sustainable Business Park adjacent to the South Kent Landfill, Kent County DPW and The Right Place announced today.
Grand Rapids named No.1 metro for sustainable development
In a recent feature from Site Selection Magazine's July 2019 issue, Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich. was named the No.1 metro in the U.S. for sustainable development based on several factors.
Metro Grand Rapids houses America's 'hottest' ZIP code for second consecutive year
Every year, Realtor.com evaluates thousands of ZIP codes across America to determine which areas' home sales are moving at a much faster rate than the national median. Currently, homes are typically spending about 56 days on the market before purchase - but that's not the case for America's 'hottest' ZIP codes.
Grand Rapids named No.1 mid-sized metro for economic growth potential
In its 15th annual ranking, Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report named Grand Rapids, Mich. as the No.1 mid-sized metro in the country for economic growth potential.
Grand Rapids MSA receives two top rankings for job growth and economic potential
The Grand Rapids MSA has recently landed at the top of two rankings for job growth and economic potential. Reuters named Grand Rapids one of the top cities in the nation for job growth and Business Facilities ranked Grand Rapids the number one mid-sized city for economic growth potential.