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January 31, 2018

Top Regional Employers (Jan 2018)

COMPANY NAME BUSINESS DESCRIPTION EMPLOYEES University of Michigan Public University and Health System 31,920 Trinity Health Health Care System 6,883 General Motors Milford Proving Grounds OEM research 5,500 VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2,700 Ann Arbor Public Schools Public School 1,929 Faurecia North America Automotive Component Mfg. 1,664 Eastern Michigan […]
January 31, 2018

Ypsi schools revive local chapter of national organization for young black engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers Jr. is seeking to bring home some national accolades for Ypsi, starting with building a specialized RC car for a student racing challenge. News from Concentrate
January 25, 2018

COMCAST TO EXPAND NEW GIGABIT INTERNET SERVICE ACROSS MICHIGAN

COMCAST TO EXPAND NEW GIGABIT INTERNET SERVICE ACROSS MICHIGAN PLYMOUTH, MICH. – January 25, 2018 – Comcast announced today it will expand its new 1 Gigabit- per-second internet service across southeastern Michigan, Flint and Bad Axe by early spring to residential and business customers. The company will also launch the service across most of Comcast’s […]
January 24, 2018

On the Ground Ypsilanti returns for 2018

After a successful five-month inaugural run in 2018, our embedded reporting project in Ypsi is back for another year. News from Concentrate
January 24, 2018

Duo Security launches film showcase emphasizing diverse creators and tech themes

Last week's A2 Tech Film Showcase drew 600-700 attendees to the Michigan Theater – an impressive turnout for an event originally planned as a basement get-together. News from Concentrate
January 23, 2018

150 Companies at AUTOMOBIL-D Show Depth, Range of Innovation Happening in SE Michigan

150 Companies at AUTOMOBIL-D Show Depth, Range of Innovation Happening in SE Michigan Most of us attending the North American International Auto Show want to experience up-close the latest and coolest brand defining launches of the year. But as the Director of Mobility Programs at Ann Arbor SPARK my interest goes beyond that and my […]
January 17, 2018

Pitch@WCC competition returns, offering opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs

Designed to give entrepreneurs a first-time taste of what a business pitch competition is like, the competition has grown steadily since it launched in 2016. News from Concentrate
January 17, 2018

Ann Arbor companies' new app doubles typing speeds for the severely disabled

Many people with severe disabilities use systems that allow them to type at a rate of about one word per minute. Atomic Object and Koester Performance Research set out to improve that. News from Concentrate
January 17, 2018

Ann Arbor's SkySpecs raises $8 million to expand reach of drone wind turbine inspection tech

The company is planning to grow its existing presence in Europe before focusing new expansion efforts on Australia and South America. News from Concentrate
January 17, 2018

Ann Arbor companies’ new app doubles typing speeds for the severely disabled

Many people with severe disabilities use systems that allow them to type at a rate of about one word per minute. Atomic Object and Koester Performance Research set out to improve that. News from Concentrate
January 17, 2018

Ann Arbor’s SkySpecs raises $8 million to expand reach of drone wind turbine inspection tech

The company is planning to grow its existing presence in Europe before focusing new expansion efforts on Australia and South America. News from Concentrate
January 17, 2018

Building minds: How Detroit grows mobility talent

Mining talent for the ever-evolving mobility industry isn't as simple as recruiting traditional automotive engineers. Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are responding to educate highly skilled, flexible workers. News from Concentrate