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Ann Arbor Spark

January 18, 2019

Economic Development Council of Livingston County Delivers $13 Million in New Community Investment in 2018

With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, the Economic Development Council of Livingston County released its 2018 fourth quarter report highlighting recent economic activity and successes. Ann Arbor SPARK partners with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) to expand economic opportunity throughout the region. The EDCLC established an ongoing partnership Ann Arbor SPARK in […]
January 16, 2019

Chicago Transplant Grows Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Culture

January 14, 2019

Three Ann Arbor SPARK Clients Selected for SXSW Pitch

Derq, MySideKick, and Pathware were selected as finalists in the eleventh annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator) taking place on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 in Austin. The pitch competition will feature 50 interactive technology companies competing in 10 different categories in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges. […]
January 09, 2019

Nexient adds over 100 Michigan tech workers

January 08, 2019

It Takes Money, Episode 3 with Stew Nelson

Guest: Stew Nelson It Takes Money is a series of podcasts hosted by Skip Simms featuring angel investors and experts who offer insight on how to invest in startups. In these podcasts we’ll discuss the many aspects of angel investing and why they’re choosing to invest in Michigan.
January 03, 2019

Howell Michigan Introduces Rental Subsidy Program in Support of Small Businesses

A new rental subsidy program is being rolled out in the New Year in Downtown Howell. The program is geared towards retail, dining, arts and entertainment-based businesses looking to locate their business in downtown Howell. Through the support of Lake Trust Credit Union, Howell Main Street Inc. will be able to provide rental assistance for […]
January 03, 2019

Ann Arbor Named one of the Most Innovative Metro Hubs in the Country

January 03, 2019

Michigan Works! Southeast Receives $2.3+ Million to Help Area Businesses

Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.3+ million from the Michigan Talent Investment agency to train workers at 67 companies in the region. Collectively, the 67 companies will train 1,845 employees, which includes 265 new hires and 222 United States Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships. The grant awards are part of the state’s Going […]
January 03, 2019

Connect with SPARK at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019

2019 is here and much of the world are turning their attention to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest gathering of the latest gadgets (and technology in general). In recent years, it has also become a mobility hub, and a showcase for the latest self-driving, connected and automotive technologies. In anticipation of the show, […]
December 21, 2018

Michigan Angel Fund Invests in Four Women-Founded Companies in 2018

December 21, 2018

WCC Auto Service Department Receives Donation of Nissan Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

Loaded late model vehicle will give WCC students hands-on experience with latest technologies ANN ARBOR, Michigan (December 19, 2018) – The Nissan Technical Center North America’s (NTCNA) donation of a 2018 Nissan Murano is being called a “turning point” for the Auto Service programs at Washtenaw Community College. WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca and Dean […]
December 20, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK is Helping Businesses Grow

The Ann Arbor SPARK business development team is a no-cost resource for businesses of all sizes looking to grow or relocate in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Whether the goal is to overcome a business problem, expand a business, or find qualified talent, we can help your company prosper and succeed. One such business is the […]
The KLA-Tencor Site Selection Process with Ann Arbor SPARK

2018 marked a significant number of economic development projects for the Ann Arbor region, including the noteworthy announcement that KLA-Tencor — a Silicon Valley-headquartered provider of process control solutions for semiconductor and related industries — selected Ann Arbor as the home for a new R&D facility. The new development is expected to generate a total capital investment of $70 million and create 500 high tech jobs over the next five years.