GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kent County information technology company is getting a $175,000 state grant to grow its company and add dozens of jobs.
The Right Place says the performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will go toward NVINT Services’ $364,000 expansion project and the hiring of at least 26 computer engineers and programmers.
The Right Place’s first announcement of the year follows the 2016 trend of high-tech job growth in West Michigan. The region’s share of the high-tech industry has grown 20 percent since 2009 – outpacing the national average of 11.6 percent.
More than 14,000 people work at 730 high-tech companies in the 13 county region, according to The Right Place