Part of what makes our services possible is funding provided by The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone LDFA, which provides capital to commercialize technologies developed locally. LDFA grows these companies in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, funded by the State of Michigan.
Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2TECH360 is a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation through experiences, conversations, and connections that strengthen and expand the region’s vibrant ecosystem. The events are tailored to a variety of interests and audiences, including entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, job seekers, and the general public.
Our Tech Homecoming event connects talented professionals with Ann Arbor and its vibrant tech ecosystem, which has produced hundreds of startups and billions in enterprise value in the past five years.
Workit Health continues its phenomenal growth, investing $14.8 million and creating up to 530 high-skill, high-paying jobs over five years. The company also raised $118 million last year.
Nexient which currently employs nearly 500 people, expanded its footprint again — this time purchasing a facility in Scio Township. Nexient will invest $12.45 million in renovations and create 100 new jobs at its new location.
Navitas Systems is located in Pittsfield Township, with a 48,000-square-foot R&D, engineering, and manufacturing center, and a 100,0000-square-foot lithium battery systems manufacturing center. To accommodate its continued growth, Navitas announced it will invest $3.36 million to expand in Scio Township where it will house its commercial battery manufacturing, additional engineering resources, office space, and 100+ new employees.
Homepoint, which located its headquarters in Ann Arbor in 2018, has quickly grown into the third-largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country. Due to its continued rapid growth, the company is investing $3.7 million to add an operations center in Ann Arbor and create 155 new jobs.
Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors
Butzel Long Attorneys and Counselors
Chelsea State Bank
Consumer’s Energy Foundation
Domino’s Farms Corporation
Fifth Third Bank
Ford Motor Company
GDI Infotech, Inc.
IBM Watson Health
IMRA America, Inc.
Menlo Innovations LLC
Old National Bank
Rudolph Libbe Group
University of Michigan Credit Union
Eastern Michigan University
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor Charter Township
Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Local Development Finance Authority
City of Ann Arbor
City of Brighton
City of Chelsea
City of Dexter
City of Saline
City of Ypsilanti
EDC of Livingston County
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Works! Southeast