The Right Place | Grand Rapids, MI

Founded in 1985, The Right Place, Inc. (RPI) is West Michigan’s regional economic development organization. The Right Place serves both current and prospective West Michigan companies, connecting them to the resources they need to succeed. During this long history, the organization has assisted existing and new companies to create over 45,000 new jobs and over $5 billion in new investments.

They are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader in the field of economic and community development to serve as the Executive Director for their strategic partner, the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA).

Long-term, sustainable economic growth is the goal of the ICEA. By supporting existing businesses in Ionia County while attracting new business to the area, ICEA will provide a firm foundation for the future growth of the county. As the Executive Director, you will carry out this mission in conjunction with the Board. You will provide leadership in the development and implementation of economic development initiatives focused on People, Place, and Prosperity and in alignment with both local needs and regional strategies.

You will report to the Senior Director of Business Development at RPI, with close advisement by the ICEA board of directors local to Ionia County.