What We Do

In business, for business

The Right Place is Greater Grand Rapids' leading economic development organization, offering comprehensive business assistance services to growing companies.

International Economic Development Council Accredited Economic Development Organization

The Right Place serves both current and prospective companies in Greater Grand Rapids, providing one-stop assistance for location, innovation and growth.

Since its beginning, The Right Place has assisted thousands of West Michigan companies to invest more than $6.1 billion and 50,000 new jobs throughout the region.

Our team specializes in assisting companies in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, information technology, agribusiness, and aerospace & defense industries.

Business Support Resources

With a plethora of regional, state, and federal business growth resources available, it’s difficult understanding who to contact and when. We link you to the right resources at the right time, letting you focus on your business.

State & Local Incentives

There is a risk/reward equation for every business growth decision. We work side-by-side with you, coordinating state and local resources to support your growth, and lowering your business risk to create new jobs and capital investment in Greater Grand Rapids. Click here to learn more about financing and incentives in Michigan.

Confidential Site Location Searches

Whether you are growing, consolidating or simply looking for a new site, having an objective resource to guide you through the process is critical to finding the right location. Our business development team will work with you and the local commercial real estate community to determine the best location for your business in Greater Grand Rapids.

Local Supply Chain & Partner Opportunities

Using local suppliers can save your company time and money. Since 1985, we have met with thousands of businesses across the region. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll find it in Greater Grand Rapids.

West Michigan Business Research

Leverage our business research services to start the next chapter of your business journey in Greater Grand Rapids. You know your business. We know Greater Grand Rapids' business community. Combine the two, and you have information to make better, more informed decisions about the future of your company. Visit our Resources & Data library to see some insights we already gather.

International Business Development

Throughout our history, we have built international business relationships with companies throughout the world. As a result, Greater Grand Rapids is home to more than 130 international companies from over 20 countries.

Manufacturing Innovation & Operational Improvement

To be a leader, your company must continually improve all aspects of your business from sales and estimating, to production and quality control. The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West (The Center – West) provides resources that can help you become a stronger, more competitive manufacturer. Learn more about how we work with The Center-West on our Partners page.

Access to Talent

Attracting talent in today’s business environment can be challenging. Our partnership with Hello West Michigan makes it easy for you to connect with talent. Hello West Michigan serves as a single source for accessing, attracting, and retaining talent in West Michigan. Leverage their expertise with your talent recruitment efforts for a winning strategy. Learn more about how we work with Hello West Michigan on our Partners page.

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The Right Place serves both current and prospective companies in Greater Grand Rapids, providing one-stop assistance for location, innovation and growth.

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