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Quality Finishing Systems to expand, add jobs
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Quality Finishing Systems to expand, add jobs

Industrial equipment manufacturer plans to add 10 new jobs and invest over $500,000

Newaygo County ranks 13th on Lightcast's Talent Attraction Scorecard for small counties in USA
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Newaygo County ranks 13th on Lightcast's Talent Attraction Scorecard for small counties in USA

Global leader in labor market analytics, Lightcast, ranks Newaygo County one of top small counties in US to attract talent

Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as pitch north 2022 finalists
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Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as pitch north 2022 finalists

Five local entrepreneurs took home their share of over $11,000 on Tuesday, June 14th

Local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for fourth annual Pitch North competition
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Local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for fourth annual Pitch North competition

Five local entrepreneurs chosen to pitch their business ideas to panel of judges during fourth annual Pitch North competition

The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties
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The Right Place announces new hires, promotions in partner counties

Executive Directors hired for Mecosta, Mason, and Oceana Counties

The Right Place seeking proposals for Historic Community Planning project in Lake & Newaygo Counties
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The Right Place seeking proposals for Historic Community Planning project in Lake & Newaygo Counties

A committee has formed to strategize the collaborative economic growth of the two historic African American rural communities of Idlewild (in Yates Township, Lake County, MI) and Woodland Park (in Merrill Township, Newaygo County, MI). Particular focus is being put on preservation, promotion, and capitalization (which is currently at varying stages in each community) of their historic significance.

Entrepreneurial pitch competition returns in person for 4th year, calling for submissions
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Entrepreneurial pitch competition returns in person for 4th year, calling for submissions

Pitch North, Newaygo County’s first-ever entrepreneurial pitching competition, has extended the pitch submission deadline to May 8th at 11:59 pm.

First-of-a-kind pitch competition for outdoor recreation businesses nets $5,000 prize packages for 5 West Michigan businesses
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First-of-a-kind pitch competition for outdoor recreation businesses nets $5,000 prize packages for 5 West Michigan businesses

The first-of-its-kind pitch competition focused on providing growth opportunities to outdoor recreation small businesses. Entrepreneurs from Oceana, Newaygo, Lake and Mason Counties were invited to submit their ideas for consideration. Seven finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges via Zoom on October 27. The top five participants received $5,000 worth of business support services to help advance their business idea.

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.

Christian Healthcare Centers announces Newaygo expansion
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Christian Healthcare Centers announces Newaygo expansion

Today, Christian Healthcare Centers (CHC), a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit medical services organization, and The Right Place, Inc. announced CHC’s plans to open a new office at 53 West Wood Street in the City of Newaygo.

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