Welcome to Ionia County!
Located between Grand Rapids, and Michigan’s capital city of Lansing, Ionia County has an equal mix of agricultural strength, manufacturing knowledge, natural resources, and small communities.
With its rich history of multi-generation farming, much of the county still remains agricultural. Within Ionia County’s villages and small cities, local businesses and public support have preserved much of the historic charm and infrastructure that appeals to visitors and residents alike.
About the Ionia County Economic Alliance
Representing area companies and dedicated to retaining and attracting businesses to Ionia, the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) provides comprehensive economic development services including business retention, expansion and attraction support to Ionia County businesses.
A Partnership for Growth
In 2011, The Right Place, Inc. and the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth, extending its reach throughout the county to provide an enhanced level of support to area businesses in Ionia County and encourage more regional marketing efforts in West Michigan.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, The Right Place and ICEA provide comprehensive economic development services including business retention, expansion and attraction support to Ionia County businesses. Additionally, The Right Place will provide marketing support to promote Ionia County assets to new potential businesses outside the region.
Long-term, sustainable economic growth is the goal of this strategic relationship. By supporting existing businesses in Ionia County while attracting new business to the area, ICEA will provide a firm foundation for future growth of the county.