West Michigan for years has been touted as a market that offers high-quality health care at a lower cost than many other regions of the state or the nation.
Trends in the West Michigan-based contract medical device manufacturing industry parallel what the automotive sector experienced two decades ago, according to a group of executives who spoke with MiBiz for a recent roundtable discussion.
Grand Rapids economic development agency The Right Place Inc. has signed a contract to provide economic development services for Montcalm County, according to a statement.
New research suggests that West Michigan is losing one of its competitive advantages: its comparatively lower health care costs.
After a career spanning humanitarian relief, international and community development and a stint working on a congressional campaign, Megan Sall has a wealth of work experience. Sall currently serves as a business development manager at The Right Place Inc., a Grand Rapids-based economic development firm — a position she’s held for three years. At 32, Sall also became the youngest member appointed to Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Board of Trustees. She spoke with MiBiz about her upcoming eight-year term and the role of higher education in the region’s economy.
After working for two decades at one of the nation’s most respected medical schools, Jose Teixeira was ready for a change of scenery.
Economic development agencies are going to have their hands full going into the new year.
Pennsylvania-based Clemens Food Group recently announced its plans to open a pork processing operation in Coldwater Township. The company expects to invest approximately $255 million in the project and create 810 jobs at its new facility.
Diversity in the West Michigan economy will be the driving force behind growth in 2015. That’s according to George Erickcek, senior regional analyst at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The message was delivered to a crowd of business leaders at the annual West Michigan Economic Outlook hosted by The Right Place Inc.
Across the board, nonprofits have a key concern that mirrors what keeps their for-profit colleagues up at night: sourcing high quality talent.
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