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Ann Arbor Spark

December 22, 2011

Continuing to Grow Locally

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development team promotes the region’s unique assets to advance the economy through the attraction and retention of innovative businesses selling goods and services globally. Through continuous relations with company representatives, our team identifies and coordinates programs and incentives that can assist companies in their growth plans. Below, we highlight some of […]
June 30, 2011

MichAGAIN event in D.C. gathers large crowd

     What do you get when you mix a handful of Michiganders and 125+ alums from the great state? An amazing night filled with networking, laughs, rivalry talk and memories. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s MichAGAIN Campaign was in full effect last night at Policy Lounge in Washington DC. The group of state and local […]
December 02, 2010

Dear Chicago: I Now Know Why People Call You “The Windy City”

After grabbing a quick lunch at RJ Grunts, we were ready to go prepare for our MichAGAIN Alumni event in Chicago. We spread the good news that is coming out of Michigan at Maggiano’s restaurant downtown. We welcomed over 50 excited alumni from various Michigan Universities. There was definitely a strong University of Michigan presence, […]
November 16, 2010

Entrepreneurial Programs in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has many different programs dedicated to entrepreneurs.
November 11, 2010

Lots to do in Austin, Texas

Valerie Christofferson discusses the fun things to do in Austin, Texas.
November 09, 2010

Another Blog from Austin, Texas!

Valerie Christofferson blogs from Austin, Texas.
November 08, 2010

SPARK blogs from Austin, Texas!

Valerie Christofferson blogs about her trip to Austin, Texas.
October 07, 2010

Reflection on the IEDC Annual Conference: Day Three

This week, I’m sharing my experiences from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2010 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Day 3 The day began with great discussions from Honorable John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Department of Commerce, and James Hagedorn, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville, Ohio. It […]
October 06, 2010

Reflection on the IEDC Annual Conference: Day Two

This week, I’m sharing my experiences from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2010 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Day 2: It was a gloomy start with temperatures around 60 and rain but my morning tour of Technology and Higher Education really stood out in the trip. We toured the Ohio Supercomputer Center, TechColumbus, and […]
October 05, 2010

Reflection on the IEDC Annual Conference: Day One

When I left Sunday morning at 8:00 am for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2010 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio I didn’t realize how much I would really see and learn over the next 4 days.  Over the next four days, I’ll post reflections on my experience. Day 1 My first experience at IEDC […]