Grand Rapids and West Michigan's Regional economic development organization, The Right Place, Inc., has been recognized by Global Trade magazine as one of the top 18 economic development corporations (EDC) in the nation. The organization was featured in a February 11 online article and will be recognized in the national publication’s next print issue as well. The Right Place, Inc. was the only EDC from Michigan to make the inaugural list.

In describing why The Right Place made the list, article author Keri Forsythe-Stephens noted:
“Representing one of the fastest-growing metro economies in the nation, Grand Rapids-based The Right Place gives companies the tools they need to succeed, members of the economic development organization say. Small and medium-sized manufacturers particularly benefit from the guidance of The Right Place, thanks to its Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, which fosters both technical and soft skills job training. The organization has also developed The Manufacturers Council peer networks, as well as a group for medical device companies—actions highlighting The Right Place’s culture of collaboration.”

“This recognition is very significant for us,” said Birgit Klohs, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “To be acknowledged for our international success by this well-known publication validates that The Right Place has become a global resource for business success in West Michigan.”

Birgit Klohs/Right Place, Inc.
Birgit Klohs/Right Place, Inc.


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