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August 15, 2017 Mobility News
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NAVYA Set to Open First U.S. Production Plant in Saline


Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ann Arbor SPARK Collaborate with NAVYA on Site Selection and Talent Recruitment


Why 100s of Flint area workers are being bused into Livingston

A new public bus service has started bringing Flint factory workers and residents to Howell on a daily basis. Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority began transporting workers to Thai Summit seven days a week for the plant’s morning, afternoon and night shifts on June 20 with a similar service to Key Plastics expected to begin Monday. The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and Ann Arbor SPARK are leading the employment and public transportation effort. Gov. Rick Snyder’s Mission Flint initiative also helped bring the bus service to the two cities.


Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States


Search for new office space brings Ford Motor to downtown Ann Arbor

The new FordLabs office space at the McKinley Towne Center in Ann Arbor is seen on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The office, which opened on May 12, will focus on software development for Ford projects.


Gestamp Chooses Ann Arbor Region for New Chassis, Paint, and Laser Welding Lines

Madrid, Spain-based Corporación Gestamp, an international supplier of metal parts and assemblies for auto manufacturers, recently chose to locate its new manufacturing facility in Chelsea, Mich. Gestamp Washtenaw, LLC, a new subsidiary of Gestamp, will invest $68 million and create 195 new jobs over the next four years.


Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek 2017

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Tech Trek is growing in pace with the technology companies that continue to open their doors for curious townies and visitors to get a peek at what is happening in the industry. More than 70 companies laid out the red carpet with virtual reality displays, fitness demonstrations and plenty of inventive products and technologies to discover on Friday, June 16.


Toyota Makes $5 million investment in American Center for Mobility

The second facility in Michigan dedicated to testing automated and connected vehicles is currently under construction in Ypsilanti, Mich. and it just got its first official automaker financial sponsor. At the annual Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich. Today, Toyota announced plans contribute $5 million to the American Center for Mobility (ACM).


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