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The Top Three Takeaways from the 2022 Economic Outlook
On December 9, 2021, over 400 key leaders from the greater Grand Rapids region logged onto a Zoom call for our 25th Annual Economic Outlook. Viewers of the event heard from The Right Place president & CEO, Randy Thelen, and Regional Economic Specialist from the University of Michigan, Don Grimes. The question on everyone’s mind was, “What can I expect the economic forecast to be for 2022?”
5 Reasons to attend the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit
The Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2021 will take place Thursday, September 23 in Grand Rapids. Presented by The Right Place, Inc. and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (The Center-West), the Summit will deliver attendees a line-up of industry experts who will touch on a wide-array of topics surrounding technology, talent and innovation.
Webinar Recap: Meet the President & CEO
In March, The Right Place, Inc. hosted its first investor webinar session of the year featuring the organization’s new President and CEO, Randy Thelen.
3P: Committing to people-first
While 2020 may be in the rearview mirror, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge manufacturers, forcing them to find creative solutions to new and old problems alike. Once again, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West and The Right Place Inc. have partnered with MiBiz to host a new webinar series in 2021 to assist small- and medium-size manufactures in navigating the ever-changing business landscape.
Building an Inclusive West Michigan
In partnership with the Brookings Institution, The Right Place had the privilege of joining a cohort of cities across the country to participate in Brookings’ Inclusive Learning Lab to identify and explore the barriers that threaten to erode the competitiveness of our regional economy.
The Right Place 2021 Economic Outlook Recap
In December 2020, The Right Place hosted the 24th Annual Economic Outlook for West Michigan. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was hosted virtually for the first time since the series began.
West Michigan's 2020 economic development successes and 2021 predictions offered at The Right Place's annual outlook event
Today, regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc. hosted its 24th annual Economic Outlook for West Michigan. The virtual event featured a year-in-review presentation by The Right Place, Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs as well as an in-depth economic analysis and forecast for West Michigan in 2021 by Jim Robey and the W.E. Upjohn Institute.
Navigate 2020: When Culture Goes Digital
For the majority of 2020, companies across Michigan have been pivoting in a big way. Offices are no longer the communal spaces they once were. Teams big and small have transitioned to remote work; an entirely new landscape for some businesses.
Navigate 2020: Sisters Who Lead Study Results
During this Navigate 2020 webinar, Cohen and Sosa VerDuin share the results of their latest study for the first time and provide employers with new data to use in rethinking talent attraction, retention, and promotion.
Navigate 2020: Finding Global Opportunities During Uncertain Times
For The Right Place, Inc.’s July session of its new Navigate 2020 webinar series, Sonja Johnson, Executive Director of the GVSU Van Andel Global Trade Center gave a brief overview of the current state of global trade.