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Grand Rapids regional business leaders report strong confidence in local economy; plans for expansions
The Right Place Business Development June Data

Grand Rapids regional business leaders report strong confidence in local economy; plans for expansions

As pandemic restrictions ease and businesses begin the transition to a post-pandemic mode of operation, The Right Place team met with leaders from 118 area companies in the month of June. These meetings were designed to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing our regional companies, while offering insight into the region’s overall economic health.

The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Alliance assist local fruit processor with major expansion
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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Alliance assist local fruit processor with major expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Oceana County Economic Alliance (OCEA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan Community Capital (MCC), and Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced that family-owned fruit processor, Peterson Farms Inc., will be expanding its operations in Shelby, Mich.

The Right Place assists Roskam Baking Company with plant expansion
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The Right Place assists Roskam Baking Company with plant expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Kentwood, announced that Roskam Baking Company will be expanding its operations at 5565 Broadmoor Ave SE in Kentwood, Michigan. This expansion will result in the creation of 238 new jobs and a capital investment of $85.2 million.

West Michigan Dataconomy: Agribusiness in the region
West Michigan Apples food and agribusiness

West Michigan Dataconomy: Agribusiness in the region

If you asked someone what industry Michigan is known for, most people would say manufacturing. While it’s true that the state has an overarching strength in a variety of manufacturing sectors, West Michigan holds domestic and global competitiveness in another area, too.

The Right Place assists Agropur, Inc. with local expansion
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The Right Place assists Agropur, Inc. with local expansion

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Wyoming, announced that Wisconsin-based Agropur, Inc. will invest $21.3 million to expand its existing local facility, resulting in the creation of 62 new jobs over the next three years.

The Right Place assists Foremost Farms with Greenville expansion
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The Right Place assists Foremost Farms with Greenville expansion

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Greenville, Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and other state partners, has announced that Wisconsin-based dairy processing cooperative Foremost Farms will invest $57.9 million on a 96-acre site in the Greenville Industrial Park in Greenville.

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

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.

Ionia County Economic Alliance &The Right Place partner with Herbruck's Poultry Ranch to enable major expansion
Herbrucks Poultry Ranch

Ionia County Economic Alliance &The Right Place partner with Herbruck's Poultry Ranch to enable major expansion

Today, the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), The Right Place and Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and other state and local partners, announced a major public-private partnership to expand Herbruck’s Ionia-based farm, creating 33 jobs and $16.3 million in capital investment.

The Right Place retains local ag-tech firm in West Michigan
Poultry Management Systems Inc

The Right Place retains local ag-tech firm in West Michigan

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), have announced that Saranac-based Poultry Management Systems Inc. (PMSI) will be expanding in Lowell, adding at least 27 high-tech jobs and investing more than $2 million to support the expansion.

Newaygo County Economic Development Office assists growing local manufacturer with new expansion
North Central Co Op feed mill

Newaygo County Economic Development Office assists growing local manufacturer with new expansion

Today, The Right Place, Inc. and the Newaygo County Economic Development Office (NCEDO) announced that it has assisted North Central Co-op (NCC) with a major expansion to its feed mill in White Cloud, Michigan. The $10,111,742 investment by the company to expand its animal feed manufacturing facility will be supported by a P.A. 198 tax abatement by the City of White Cloud.

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