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Ann Arbor Spark

March 20, 2018

How does Ann Arbor SPARK validate its entrepreneurial services jobs figures that it reports to LDFA?

In 2017, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) contracted Stevens Kirinovic & Tucer P.C. (SK&T) to assist them in evaluating the job creation reporting of Ann Arbor SPARK. SK&T’s evaluation included interviewing and observing SPARK’s management and operational personnel to determine how the information is gathered and reported, and also included direct confirmation of the information provided by SPARK with the companies it reported having served.