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The budget cuts at the state’s economic development organization have forced industry executives in West Michigan to adjust their tactics. 

Published in Economic Development

Swoboda Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive industry, plans to invest $15.1 million in a new expansion project at its Kentwood facility.

Published in In the News

Michigan economic developers say the “incendiary” rhetoric coming from one U.S. presidential candidate in particular has created an unwelcoming environment for many skilled workers and could chill prospects for foreign investment in Michigan and beyond.

Published in In the News

The Right Place Inc. has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to host a free event aimed at connecting West Michigan businesses with supporting resources.

Published in In the News
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:05

Grand Rapids tech firm SalesPad expands

Software solutions provider SalesPad LLC plans to leverage a $364,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to invest a total $3.85 million and bring 91 new jobs to the area, according to a statement.

Published in In the News

While a competitive tax structure was important, Las Vegas-based Switch Communications Group LLC had a different prerequisite before even considering opening a cloud-based data center in Michigan: reliable, renewable energy. 

Published in Energy

Dematic, a manufacturer of conveyors systems, will explore the closure of its Grand Rapids manufacturing operations, according to a statement released today.

Published in In the News

Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of Grand Rapids-based The Right Place Inc., weighs in on the changing economic development landscape and how the organization intends to keep West Michigan competitive.

Published in Crystal Ball

The Right Place President and CEO Birgit Klohs announced the partnership, which is expected to begin Jan. 1, 2016, today at the 2016 Economic Outlook for West Michigan event in Grand Rapids.

Published in In the News

Dangling the carrot of a $5 billion investment and 1,000 new jobs, a Nevada-based data center operator asked the Michigan Legislature to change state tax laws to be competitive with other states.

Published in Economic Development
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