Items Tagged with 'The Right Place'


Tech firm plans to double staff

October 10, 2019
A technology firm in the area is planning to expand its office and double its staff. Read More

Economic development is a 'team sport'

The Right Place collaborates with many businesses and organizations to seed region’s growth.

September 20, 2019
Amazon, Switch, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Van Andel Institute and thousands of other businesses and organizations all have one thing in common: They have been assisted in some way by The Right Place. Read More

Project Elevate preps airport for growth

Three-phase plan will add gates, expand concourse, move air traffic control tower.

August 30, 2019
Through a new three-phase development project, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is preparing for continued growth of service and operations. Read More

Brick maker expanding plant

July 30, 2019
A brick maker is planning a $9 million expansion project in the region. Read More

Bakery plans $85M expansion and 238 jobs

July 24, 2019
A family-run bakery in the area is expanding with the aid of multiple organizations. Read More

Closing the digital divide

More than 360,000 rural homes and 27% of K-12 students lack access to broadband internet.

May 24, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Just a few decades ago, the internet did not exist. Now, it’s nearly impossible for modern people to accomplish daily tasks without it. Read More

aMDI guides med devices to commercialization

GVSU-based facility is one of only six like it in the country.

April 5, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A unique resource in Grand Rapids can help medical device entrepreneurs along the path from idea to commercialization. Read More

Partners envision park plan

The Right Place helping Kent DPW with development of sustainability venture.

March 15, 2019
The Right Place and the Kent County Department of Public Works are partnering on planning and development of the future sustainable business park. Read More

Bissell expanding HQ and adding 100 jobs

March 7, 2019
A maker of cleaning products is investing $10 million to expand its headquarters in the area and create 100 jobs. Read More

$140 million hotel would tip scales

Community leaders stress another convention-style hotel downtown would help GR compete for bigger conventions.

January 18, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) An underutilized section of the DeVos Place building may be the future home to a 26-story, 400-room hotel that could cost upward of $140 million. Read More