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MCPc Expands Grand Rapids, Michigan, Operations Complex

MCPc, a global data protection provider, will invest $2.8 million to expand its operations center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The project is expected to create 28 high-tech jobs.

MCPc has added a new device disposal service and needs to expand its information technology workspace and workforce. With the help of the Jobs Ready Michigan grant, MCPc plans to consolidate several operations in Michigan into a new facility located at 1601 Madison Avenue in Grand Rapids. The company celebrated the project at a groundbreaking ceremony held today at the site of its future facility.

“As MCPc continues on its high-growth trajectory, we are looking forward to expanding in the thriving city of Grand Rapids,” said Andrew Shannon, President, West Michigan, MCPc. “We are thankful for the support of this highly collaborative community, especially our partners at MEDC and The Right Place.”

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the expansion will be supported by a $70,000 Jobs Ready Michigan performance-based grant approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund.

“Grand Rapids continues to establish itself as a premier tech and professional services hub in the state and this investment by MCPc further underscores the competitive advantages our state is has to offer growing tech businesses, from the strength of our business climate to our talented workforce,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “We’re proud to work with The Right Place, EGLE, the city of Grand Rapids, and other local partners as we send the message that Michigan’s economy is recovering as we get to work building a championship economy here in the state.”

The city of Grand Rapids supported the project through its Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Local Brownfield Revolving Fund.? The Southtown CIA also supported the project through its development support policy. The project will also be seeking reimbursement for eligible environmental activities from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy in the amount of $943,000. In addition, The Right Place team worked with MCPc to connect the company to state and local resources.

“Information technology is a rapidly growing sector in the Greater Grand Rapids region, with a projected 10-year job growth rate of 18.3 percent,” said Senior Business Development Manager for The Right Place, Inc. Jennifer Wangler. “MCPc’s decision to expand in our community is incredibly exciting and is a great example of the continued prosperity advanced technology-based industries are driving within our regional economy.”

MCPc helps organizations manage both the logistical challenges and security risks of information technology, focusing on the most vulnerable cyber-attack devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and IoT devices that its clients use on a daily basis. The company serves clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, finance and education industries, and has locations in Michigan, Ohio, Canada and the Netherlands.

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