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$6.1M in Revitalization and Placemaking Program funds will support 17 West Michigan placemaking projects
The Right Place, Inc. & Vibrant Futures receive $150,000 grant to assist in expanding childcare options in region
The Right Place will partner with Vibrant Futures to provide leadership and support in expanding the childcare footprint in Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Barry and Ionia counties
Community Development in Action: Assisting the Ada Township Downtown Development Authority
How focused facilitation helped build a collaborative roadmap to guide the day-to-day focus of the Ada Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Global life sciences innovator investing $30M to establish headquarters along Grand Rapids’ famed Medical Mile
Global theranostics and radiopharmacy innovator Bold Advanced Medical Future Health (BAMF) will establish its headquarters within Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile. The company expects to add over 200 life science jobs and invest $30 million in its new facility, which is expected to contain the world’s most advanced cyclotron-equipped radiopharmacy, molecular imaging clinic and theranostics clinic.
Kent County Sustainable Business Park for a cleaner tomorrow
What if West Michigan could divert 90% of the trash we send to the landfill, while at the same time creating new jobs and driving economic growth?
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.
Grand Rapids neighborhoods highlighted among 'hottest' real estate markets in the US
Real estate brokerage Redfin has published its findings of the Most Competitive Neighborhoods of 2019, and two Grand Rapids locations were slated among the top 10.
Grand Rapids kicks off #SupportOurGRBiz challenge
The City of Grand Rapids and a host of community partners have started what they hope becomes a viral campaign to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season. The campaign includes self-recorded videos that showcase local businesses and a challenge to multiple friends to do the same.
Kent County Health Department issues public health warning
State and local collaboration brings new Perrigo North American Corporate headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan State University, Rockford Construction, and the City of Grand Rapids, announced that global self-care provider, Perrigo Company plc, will establish its new North American Corporate Headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids.