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Acrisure Locates to Expanded Grand Rapids, Michigan, Headquarters

09/25/2019
Acrisure, one of the top 10 insurance brokers worldwide, will be relocating and expanding its headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company plans to create a minimum of 400 new high-paying jobs.

The company will lease space at the Studio Park development in downtown Grand Rapids, which will offer 105,000 square feet for its new and relocated employees.

Acrisure’s new state-of-the-art facility will house all 280 regional employees and accommodate the company’s projected growth.

“From our inception through our explosive growth to more than $1.4 billion in revenue, we’ve been proud to call West Michigan Acrisure’s home,” said Greg Williams, CEO, Acrisure. “As we look to continue expanding, we’re glad to have worked with the MEDC, The Right Place, the city of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create a true global headquarters for our people, in the heart of Grand Rapids. We believe as much as our new building is a physical manifestation of what we’ve achieved, it’s an important symbol of our roots in the community and our ability to attract talent from and to our region.”

According to state officials, based on the size of the investment and number of jobs to be created, Acrisure qualifies for a Good Jobs for Michigan 10-year withholding tax capture valued at $6 million.

In addition to the Good Jobs for Michigan tax capture, the MSF also approved a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant in support of the $33 million capital investment expansion of the company’s world headquarters.

“The decision by Acrisure to establish its global headquarters in Grand Rapids highlights Michigan’s growing professional and corporate services industry and underscores the strength of Michigan’s business climate and talented workforce,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer “This new headquarters facility means excellent, high-quality jobs for our residents. We appreciate Acrisure’s long-term commitment and the economic benefits this will bring to the region and the people who live there.”

According to state officials, The Right Place worked in collaboration with Acrisure, MEDC, the city of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to ensure the company continued its growth in the region, rather than out-of-state locations.

“Acrisure has experienced significant growth over the past several years and their decision to locate a new headquarters in Grand Rapids further solidifies our region as a destination for business success,” said Birgit Klohs, President & CEO, The Right Place. “These well-paying jobs will have ripple effects throughout the community and will positively impact the entire West Michigan region.”

“The addition of Acrisure’s headquarters to our downtown is vital to our city and our residents,” said city of Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. “We’re excited for the opportunity to be a part of Acrisure’s incredible growth story, and we look forward to working with the company as it expands in our community.”

“This project is the result of hard work on the part of many local and private partners, and we’re pleased to support that collaboration,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

“We look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow and add jobs in Michigan,” Mason said.

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