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Displaying items by tag: The Right Place Inc

Thursday, 02 December 2021 12:22

New economic development coalition calls for change to help Michigan compete

Nearly two dozen economic development and trade organizations have formed the Winning Michigan Jobs coalition with the goal of helping the state regain a competitive edge for new jobs and investments.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 29 November 2021 12:48

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: The Right Place expands to Mason, Mecosta counties

GRAND RAPIDS — Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc. recently announced new partnerships that would bring its services and expertise to Mason and Mecosta counties in West Michigan.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:50

The Right Place expands economic development reach to Mason, Mecosta counties

Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc. is expanding its services to two new West Michigan counties while working with existing partners to develop full-time business attraction efforts.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:55

Ollie Howie named first managing director of minority-focused venture capital fund

The first managing director of a venture capital fund that plans to invest in businesses owned by people of color sees an opportunity to pioneer an initiative for greater economic diversity in West Michigan.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 24 October 2021 17:00

Experts: Few manufacturers are paying attention to looming cybersecurity requirements

Manufacturers that supply the defense industry will need to adhere to a new set of uniform cybersecurity standards in order to bid on contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 12:48

L3Harris announces $2.6M expansion in Cascade Township

CASCADE TWP. — L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global tech company that supplies the defense industry, has announced a nearly $2.6 million expansion in the Grand Rapids area.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:00

Workforce training, higher education programs get boost in new state budget

Michigan’s newly signed state budget aims to maintain the momentum behind a variety of programs designed to help the manufacturing industry address workforce challenges.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:30

Industrial real estate continues upward trajectory as manufacturing, distribution thrives

West Michigan’s industrial real estate sector continues to outpace expectations amid record-high demand for space, leading to some new construction despite high materials costs, substantial lead times and employers struggling to fill vacant positions.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:00

With tight industrial inventory, developers turn to outlying metro areas

Low industrial real estate vacancy rates and ongoing construction backlogs are pushing industrial projects to more rural and outlying areas.


Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:34

West Michigan economic development groups launch Industry 4.0 campaign

West Michigan economic development organizations have launched a campaign aimed at preparing local manufacturers to adopt Industry 4.0 technology and practices.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 16:48

‘We need to do more to compete:’ Economic development leaders raise concerns over Ford expansion outside of Michigan

A statewide organization of economic development leaders is sounding alarms following Ford Motor Co.’s recent announcement to venture outside of its home state to make a historic investment in electric vehicles.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:00

Amid growth, Dematic shifts focus to automation as pandemic exposes new customer needs

GRAND RAPIDS — As an executive at a global company serving firms in the e-commerce, logistics and warehousing spaces, Mike Larsson has noticed the needs of his customers change dramatically over the last year.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:35

Faith-based care provider eyes future growth beyond latest Newaygo expansion

A new medical office in Newaygo could become the start of a far broader expansion across Michigan and perhaps nationally for Christian Healthcare Centers Inc.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:50

Latest Census findings play vital role for West Michigan economic developers

New U.S. Census findings that show some of the state’s strongest population growth is occurring in West Michigan provide an opportunity to help attract talent during an ongoing labor shortage.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 14:51

Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, Blackmer receive state support for manufacturing expansions

Two Grand Rapids area manufacturers have secured state grants to support expansion plans.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 15 August 2021 18:05

Auto suppliers fight to keep workforce on the job despite order slowdown, delays

Choosing whether to issue temporary layoffs is one of many decisions Pat Greene has had to contend with as the head of Cascade Die Casting Group Inc.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 30 July 2021 14:36

West Michigan organizations to partner on Industry 4.0 workshops for companies

A partnership among West Michigan organizations supporting advanced manufacturing has announced an opportunity for area companies to learn more about Industry 4.0.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:57

West Michigan employers report stable or increasing sales despite ongoing talent, supply chain challenges

  Employers in West Michigan have recovered relatively well from the depths of the economic hit from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions, according to economic development organization The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:32

Logistics, data security company breaks ground on $2.8M project in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Logistics and data security company MCPc Inc. broke ground today on its $2.8 million facility that’s expected to bring at least 75 new and existing jobs to the city’s Madison Square neighborhood. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:10

State funding nudges manufacturers into Industry 4.0

As the owner of two West Michigan-based manufacturing operations, Jay Garside is leaning on state resources to usher his businesses along their Industry 4.0 journeys.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 21 June 2021 12:56

Storage manufacturing company investing $65M in new Walker facility

WALKER — Storage system manufacturer Speedrack Products Group Ltd. is expanding its Michigan operations with a nearly $65 million investment Walker.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:50

Manufacturing veteran starts recruiting firm to meet industry’s talent needs

BYRON CENTER — As a veteran of the machine and cutting tools industry, Jeff Swift launched Swift Placement and Consulting this month to meet the talent needs of a niche manufacturing segment.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 14:52

The Right Place launches ‘Diverse Business Directory’ of West Michigan companies

GRAND RAPIDS — The Right Place Inc. has published a new digital database of businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans and people in the LGBTQ community operating in a 13-county region of West Michigan. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:50

Furniture manufacturers huddle to overcome supply chain challenges

Fragile and inefficient supply chains took center stage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have furniture OEMs reevaluating the ways to approach this key component of their operations. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:15

Employers embrace more flexible workplaces as in-person restrictions lift

The lifting of Michigan’s in-person work restrictions is a light at the end of the tunnel for remote workers eager to get back to the office, while others are hoping flexible work settings will stick long term.

Sunday, 09 May 2021 18:00

Municipalities and organizations play catch-up on diversity, equity and inclusion as minority business leaders seek resources

It’s been a year since social media timelines were filled with Black Lives Matter hashtags, messages of solidarity with people of color, and promises to address racism as organizations responded to the national racial justice movement.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 May 2021 17:20

Michigan VC industry focuses on cultivating more diversity in staff, investments

Michigan’s venture capital industry made modest strides in the last few years to create greater diversity within its ranks and in the number of startups run by women or minorities that receive investments.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:15

Evolving technology melds generations in skilled trades, though talent gap looms

Ryan Bennett used to be bothered by apprentices staring at their phones while on the job. Now, he lets it slide.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:30

GRAM raises profile with vaccine contract, eyes growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Producing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine propels Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.’s growth while giving business advocates a showpiece when promoting the region.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 13:56

State awards nearly 6,000 businesses with COVID-19 relief grants

State officials announced today that nearly 6,000 Michigan businesses have received grant funding totaling $52.5 million under a COVID-19 relief program signed into law late last year.

Published in Economic Development

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