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Even with the state’s improving economic climate, many small communities often lack the resources and connections needed to seize opportunities for business retention and job growth.

Published in Economic Development

New research shows that the availability of high-speed Internet for Michigan households is on the rise.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 August 2014 22:00

Women CEOs on a steady rise

When Birgit Klohs became the CEO of The Right Place Inc. on Nov. 30, 1987, she was the first woman CEO of a nonprofit economic development agency in the Midwest.

Published in Nonprofits

West Michigan will have representation on a new authority set up to oversee construction of the new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Published in In the News

The broad capabilities of West Michigan’s design community help bolster the region’s economic resilience and strengthen its manufacturing sector.

Published in Design Matters

Advances in growing techniques and higher yields have put a strain on apple processing and packaging plants in West Michigan, particularly in northwestern Kent County.

Published in Agribiz

Alternative energy jobs do exist, and they’re being created at companies in West Michigan.

Published in Energy

The federal government sets aside money each year to help small businesses do research and commercialize intellectual property, but the programs are woefully underused by companies in Grand Rapids, which trails peer cities nationwide and around the state in federal research funding. Why aren’t local companies pursuing the cash?

Published in Focus

Despite the promise of a revolutionary new technology for small-scale wind energy, one local company has found the industry’s headwinds too stiff to stay in business.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:35

Former GM site to be marketed as Site36

The Right Place, Lormax Stern and the City of Wyoming hope a new marketing strategy for the former GM stamping plant on 36th Street will get global companies to notice of what the site can offer.

Published in In the News
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