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Ann Arbor Spark

Fueling Prosperity through
Innovation and Support

Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our services can help you succeed.

Propelling thought leadership and creative implementation, we concentrate our efforts on four innovation-driving industries: automotive and mobility; life sciences and healthcare; data and information; and technology. The services we provide include incubating and accelerating startups, showcasing our vibrant communities to site selectors and connecting job seekers with hopeful employers.

Headquartered in downtown Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor SPARK serves Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

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News & Events

September 25, 2018

Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition Announces Launch of Program for 2018-2019 School Year

Competition seeks young entrepreneurs from across the globe to pitch their ideas – learning more about business and Blue Ocean strategies.   ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp. (BOSE), the organizer of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, the largest student-led entrepreneurial competition for high school students across the globe, today announced the launch […]
September 25, 2018

East Cross Street Named One of 15 Great Places by the American Planning Association

In its 11th year, APA Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Spaces     Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) has named East Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, as one of five Great Streets on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. […]
September 20, 2018

Livingston County Economic Driving Companies
Celebrated in 2018 Highlight Videos

It was wonderful to see so many Livingston County business and community leaders join us for the Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) 2018 Annual Meeting. With more than 100 people registered — including a number of walk-ins — we even had to set up an additional table! Check […]
September 20, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County Celebrate Local Economic Prosperity and Partnership Resulting in New Investment and Jobs

Howell, MICH. — September 20 — Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) recently welcomed more than 100 community and business leaders for the EDCLC annual meeting held at Crystal Gardens in Howell, Mich. The event highlighted economic successes resulting from the partnership between EDCLC and Ann Arbor SPARK, including […]

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