Championing Economic Development

For more than 15 years, Ann Arbor SPARK has been the premier economic development organization for the Ann Arbor region, helping companies grow, connecting job seekers to new opportunities, and supporting millions of investments in local business.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of private-sector funding to continue our mission and deliver quantifiable results. By investing in Ann Arbor SPARK, you demonstrate your commitment to the economic development and growing prosperity of Washtenaw and Livingston counties.


You’ve heard of — and possibly attended — many of SPARK’s signature events such as SPARK.ed, our annual meeting, and the week-long a2Tech360 series. Learn how your organization can benefit through an event sponsorship.


Demonstrate your organization’s support of regional economic development efforts. Your support empowers our efforts to drive smart economic growth in service of prosperity for all in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

What is the difference between a sponsor and a mission funder?

  • Event Sponsorship aligns your brand with an Ann Arbor SPARK event and relies on the visibility and opportunities offered to showcase your company to our community and region.
  • Mission Funding partners take advantage of the benefits beyond traditional sponsorship and increase their exposure to the community, consumers, driving industries, and client audiences through marketing, social media, events, data, and resources. Companies receive exclusive access to SPARK by sharing opportunities to help inform our strategic direction and work. Partners may include service providers and other businesses that want to access the tech ecosystem.