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Ann Arbor Spark

September 28, 2017

American Center for Mobility Issues Request for Partnership to Develop HQ, Labs

September 27, 2017

‘Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities’ Conference comes to downtown Howell this October

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to bring the Michigan State University Extensions’ annual ‘Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities’ (CEC) Conference to downtown Howell October 4-5, 2017. This conference is an opportunity to bring together like-minded community leaders to learn exciting concepts and resources, share best practices and fresh ideas to grow their communities. Howell […]
September 26, 2017

What’s next for regional transit in Southeast Michigan? An update after the 2016 millage failure

In 2016 a ballot initiative that would have greatly improved our region's public transit failed. But those invested in the success of regional transit have conducted a postmortem, and are regrouping for another attempt.  News from Concentrate
September 26, 2017

Digging into Depot Town’s latest resurgence

The popular Ypsi neighborhood has undergone multiple cycles of reinvigoration over decades. The latest is bringing reinvestment, new investment, and some concerns about capacity. News from Concentrate
September 26, 2017

National accounting and business consulting firm establishes Ann Arbor office

With three other Michigan offices in Detroit, Farmington Hills, and Sterling Heights, UHY LLP has been planning to expand into Washtenaw County for a long time. News from Concentrate
September 26, 2017

Ann Arbor software firm InfoReady makes Inc. 5000 list

The company, which creates software for universities, had revenue of $2.1 million in 2016 and showed three-year growth of 105 percent.  News from Concentrate
September 26, 2017

A deeper dive into the $100K pitch competition, Rise of the Rest

As summer comes to an end – in name only – the Ann Arbor innovation community is gearing up for a fall of Demo Days, pitch competitions, and the famous Michigan productivity season. Having hosted Paul Singh’s Results Junkies Tech Tour in August, Ann Arbor is expecting another visiting entrepreneur-turned investor to hit town in the […]
September 25, 2017

Construction Work Ahead

In the health care world, it seems things are continually “under construction,” both figuratively and literally. Here at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, we’re getting ready to break ground on a much-anticipated renovation and expansion of our cancer center, and the sights and sounds of construction activity signal a lot of excitement. A project of […]
September 22, 2017

Ann Arbor vs. West Lafayette – how do we compare?

Our football blog series is back! Like last year, we’re using the football season as an impetus to ask ourselves how we stack up against other, similar regions. How does Ann Arbor compare to other college towns in the US? The last days of summer…so far the forecast is hot for Saturday, let’s hope it holds […]
September 21, 2017

CEO Podcast: Rich Perlberg, EDCLC

Rich Perlberg is chair of the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC), a key economic development partner of Ann Arbor SPARK. Perlberg was instrumental in creating the partnership, and also championed the creation of the Greater Ann Arbor Region, a multi-county partnership designed to encourage economic growth more broadly across southeast Michigan. In his […]
September 21, 2017

Automotive Testing – Making the Case for American Center for Mobility

In the most recent issue of Automotive Testing,  Paul Krutko, our president and CEO, makes the case for American Center for Mobility. “Why purpose-built test centers for autonomous vehicles are critical to ensuring that this nascent technology performs as consumers expect”   To read the whole article, see Automotive Testing online.
September 19, 2017

Ypsi Township’s SensiTile continues slow but steady growth

The architectural products company has attracted clients including the University of Michigan, Marriott, and Calvin Klein.  News from Concentrate