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Business Assistance Programs

Companies in Ionia County have a number of programs designed to increase profitability and competitiveness. 

Business Retention and Attraction:
Strategic planning, site selection, organizational development and workforce development are just a few of the issues facing any business regardless of industry or size.  In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Works!, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center and others, The Right Place and ICEA support communities by strengthening the companies that they rely on for jobs and investment. Additional services include:

Manufacturing Assistance Services (MMTC-West):
  • Workforce training and certification
  • Business-to-business learning programs
  • Conferences, workshops, and tours-of-best practice
  • Business assessment tools and metrics
  • Leadership development
  • Customized consulting
Innovation Assistance Services:
  • Commercialization process discovery and referral assistance
  • University and technology transfer access and collaboration support
  • Intellectual Property discovery, benchmarking and marketing support
  • Local, state, and federal government access and service coordination
  • Supply chain and distribution strategy development and coordination assistance
  • Peer-to-Peer learning consortia
  • Customized consulting

To learn more, contact Jennifer Wangler directly via e-mail at or by calling 616.901.9343.