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Kent County Sustainable Business Park for a cleaner tomorrow
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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?

New Industry 4.0 program for West Michigan manufacturers
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New Industry 4.0 program for West Michigan manufacturers

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West (The Center-West), Feyen Zylstra, and DISHER recently announced the formation of a new Preferred Smart Manufacturing Partnership program for West Michigan manufacturers. The program is designed to guide manufacturers through creating sustainable change as they learn about and implement Industry 4.0 technology in their business.

Economic Development Leaders for Michigan Form Partnership to Accelerate State Economy
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Economic Development Leaders for Michigan Form Partnership to Accelerate State Economy

Economic developers from across the state recently partnered to form Economic Development Leaders for Michigan (EDLM) to protect and advance economic development initiatives through direct legislative advocacy as the state forges ahead in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kent County seeks innovative sustainable business leader to help achieve landfill diversion goals
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Kent County seeks innovative sustainable business leader to help achieve landfill diversion goals

The Kent County Department of Public Works today announced it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an anchor tenant at the future Sustainable Business Park, which is planned for 250 acres adjacent to the South Kent Landfill in Byron Center, Michigan.

The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place receive MEDC grant for Sustainable Business Park site planning
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The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place receive MEDC grant for Sustainable Business Park site planning

The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) received a $95,000 site readiness grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for the 250-acre Sustainable Business Park adjacent to the South Kent Landfill, Kent County DPW and The Right Place announced today.

The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place begin strategic partnership for Sustainable Business Park
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The Kent County Department of Public Works and The Right Place begin strategic partnership for Sustainable Business Park

The Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) and The Right Place, Inc. have announced a multi-year strategic partnership for the planning and development of the Kent County Sustainable Business Park.

The Right Place and Lake County Economic Development Alliance enter partnership for economic development
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The Right Place and Lake County Economic Development Alliance enter partnership for economic development

The Right Place, Inc. and the Lake County Economic Development Alliance (LCEDA) have announced a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Lake County.

Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard
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Regional leaders launch redesign of West Michigan Prosperity Dashboard

West Michigan’s leading economic development, workforce development, and infrastructure leaders have launched a redesign of the West Michigan Regional Dashboard, an online tool that tracks the region’s progress on critical economic, environmental, and social indicators.

The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership
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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership

The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.

Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow
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Help Your City Develop Seamless Transportation – Ford and Grand Rapids Work Together to Create the City of Tomorrow

Ford Motor Company and Grand Rapids are working closely with public stakeholders as well as AT&T, Dell Technologies, Microsoft, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and The Right Place to launch the Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow Challenge – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Grand Rapids.

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