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LEAP Led M-21 AgTech Taskforce Launches Effort to Attract Businesses on Vital Agricultural Corridor
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LEAP Led M-21 AgTech Taskforce Launches Effort to Attract Businesses on Vital Agricultural Corridor

The Right Place debuts new county partnership model to amplify regional economic development efforts
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The Right Place debuts new county partnership model to amplify regional economic development efforts

The Right Place has announced it will debut a new and improved model of regional economic development partnerships in 2022 for participating counties across West Michigan. The new format is expected to amplify economic development efforts across the region by empowering full-time county executive directors to drive long-term growth opportunities with the support of The Right Place.

Extruded Aluminum Corporation to add 38 jobs, invest $30.4 million in upcoming expansion
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Extruded Aluminum Corporation to add 38 jobs, invest $30.4 million in upcoming expansion

Extruded Aluminum Corporation (EAC), will be expanding its current location at 7200 Industrial Drive in Belding. In addition to a capital investment of $30.4 million, the expansion will bring 38 new jobs to the community.

The Right Place launches entrepreneurial pitch competition to bolster business growth in rural West Michigan counties
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The Right Place launches entrepreneurial pitch competition to bolster business growth in rural West Michigan counties

The Right Place, Inc. announces MIPitch, a new entrepreneurial pitch competition targeting Montcalm and Ionia businesses. Entrepreneurs, business owners and dreamers living in these two counties will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes at a September 21 event at Candlestone Resort in Belding. The goal is to help launch new businesses and cultivate entrepreneurial growth in the two counties.

How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities
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How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of every community and is especially critical to the future prosperity of our rural towns.

The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding
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The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 426 small businesses have been awarded $4.98M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services epidemic orders.

The Right Place, Inc. distributes over $9M in emergency grant funds
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The Right Place, Inc. distributes over $9M in emergency grant funds

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 1,060 small businesses have been awarded over $9M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$9.5M in Emergency Grant Funds Available to West Michigan Small Businesses Starting July 15
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$9.5M in Emergency Grant Funds Available to West Michigan Small Businesses Starting July 15

Another round of funding for emergency small business relief has become available from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Over $9.5M in grant funding has been allocated to The Right Place to support eligible West Michigan businesses.

Grant funding awarded for Michigan Small Business Relief Program in West Michigan
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Grant funding awarded for Michigan Small Business Relief Program in West Michigan

195 small businesses in West Michigan negatively impacted by Executive Orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be receiving grant support from the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

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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