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Ann Arbor Spark

December 11, 2018

Ann Arbor Recognized as #6 Most Innovative City in US

December 11, 2018

Ann Arbor Has Much to Offer Job Seekers

December 07, 2018

Exercising Your Entrepreneurial Chops at Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp

December 07, 2018

Development Counsellors International Features New KLA-Tencor R&D Facility in Ann Arbor

December 07, 2018

The KLA-Tencor Site Selection Process with Ann Arbor SPARK

December 07, 2018

It Takes Money, Episode 2 with Mary Brevard

Guest: Mary Brevard 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.
December 05, 2018

CEO Podcast: Doug Rothwell, Business Leaders for Michigan

November 29, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Client Censys Announces $2.6M Seed Round

November 28, 2018

University of Michigan-Dearborn Designates Washtenaw and Livingston Communities as eCities

November 26, 2018

Opportunity Zones in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties

What are Opportunity Zones? In the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the U.S. Congress established a new economic development tool to encourage development in low- to moderate-income census tracts by providing preferential tax treatment to investments made in these areas. The legislation created “Opportunity Zones” and “Opportunity Funds” as investment tools to filter funds […]
November 21, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. Columbus – How Do We Compare?

November 20, 2018

eBook: Industrial Facilities Exemption (PA 198) Best Practices

The Industrial Facilities Exemption (also known as PA 198, IFT, or Industrial Facilities Tax) remains one of the most commonly-used economic development tools available to local governments in Michigan. This tool provides a 50 percent property tax abatement on new real and personal property investments for up to 12 years. Only certain types of businesses […]
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.