Items Tagged with 'The Right Place Inc.'


Device makers collaborate for good of local industry

October 3, 2014
During the recent MichBio event in Detroit, Eric Icard hunkered down in a corner to find a quiet spot to talk, but also to utter the West Michigan Medical Device Consortium’s major goal. Read More

Right Place to pilot new air alliance

Next step could be governance of facility by airport authority.

June 20, 2014
A new regional air alliance, with The Right Place Inc. at the controls, is taking flight in West Michigan. Read More

Telecom giant bringing 500 jobs to West Michigan

July 31, 2013
One of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies is coming to West Michigan and promising 500 jobs. Read More

The Right Place provides aid after Benteler Automotive’s shutdown

June 20, 2013
The planned closing of Benteler Automotive’s Hall Street plant in Grand Rapids has The Right Place Inc. springing into action. Read More

Land bank close to selling former Sparta Foundry site

June 14, 2013
Although the European manufacturer that was interested in buying the former Sparta Foundry site has decided to go in another direction, the four-acre parcel at 252 Gardner St. may have a new owner soon: a Canadian redevelopment firm. Read More

Right Place tops goal a year early

Organization has summit planned for food-processing industry.

April 26, 2013
Despite coming up with its new five-year strategic plan in 2008 — the year the nation went into the Great Recession — The Right Place Inc. has exceeded the proposal’s ambitious economic goals and did so in just four years. Read More

Census numbers make area more competitive

New MSA configuration also boosts educational attainment.

March 29, 2013
The Right Place Inc. is pleased with the new census numbers that reflect a population of 1 million in the Grand Rapids metro area, and expects the new data will serve West Michigan’s economic development well. Read More

Birgit Klohs delivers West Michigan's economic development story

March 11, 2013
Think of Birgit Klohs as a Johnny Appleseed who travels the world to sow economic development in West Michigan. Read More