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Ann Arbor Spark

November 19, 2018

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Winner VerteCore to Move to Ann Arbor

November 07, 2018

Pacific Industrial Development Corp. expanding in Pittsfield Township, investing $17.2 million

October 31, 2018

Pitch Ypsi Returns for 2018

Pitch Ypsi aims to inspire, support and celebrate Ypsilanti-area enterprises through events that help local entrepreneurs in all sectors connect to the resources they need to start, grow, and thrive. Following the first two Pitch Ypsi competitions in 2017, that included more than 100 applicants from the Ypsilanti area, the 2018 volunteer-based organizing committee adjusted the […]
October 23, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Reports Continued Success through Economic Development Council of Livingston County Partnership

Ann Arbor SPARK released its 2018 third-quarter report highlighting recent economic activity and successes in Livingston County. 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 2011 to provide economic development services to businesses […]
October 23, 2018

KLA-Tencor to Invest $70 Million and Create up to 500 Jobs with New R&D Facility in Ann Arbor

With support from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, KLA-Tencor Corporation is establishing a research and development facility in Ann Arbor. This new office for the global firm is expected to result in a regional investment that exceeds $70 million and the creation of up to 500 jobs. KLA-Tencor is a global […]
October 22, 2018

New Eagle Celebrates Ten Years of Successful Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Oct. 21, 2018) – When New Eagle began in 2008, it was the brainchild of visionary husband-and-wife duo, Rich and Mickey Swortzel. With respective backgrounds in engineering and business, the couple decided to take their idea to make control software development faster, safer and easier for developers to the market by launching […]
October 18, 2018

Location Services Announces Expansion in Pittsfield Township

Location Services, LLC is a premier provider of loss-mitigation outsourced solutions for the financial service industry. The services provided give credit unions, banks, captive finance companies and other financial institutions the ability to have one company manage the entire loss-mitigation outsource process, including auto refinance, collateral skip-locate and recovery, account administration, license plate digital technology, […]
October 09, 2018

Mi Padrino, Hispanic Event Platform Announces Strategic Investments in Seed Round

Funding Attracts Silicon Valley, Michigan Investors and Industry Leaders   ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9, 2018 — Mi Padrino®, an event-planning and crowd-gifting platform for the Hispanic community, announced today that it has secured a Series Seed round. Launched in 2017, MiPadrino.com makes it easy to organize and fund Latino events like quinceañeras and weddings. […]
October 08, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Mobility Companies with the AAATA and City

Two stand-out companies at the recent Techstars Mobility Demo Day are working with Ann Arbor SPARK to further develop their technology with an eye on commercialization. Humanising Autonomy and LaneSpotter tapped Ann Arbor SPARK for assistance in navigating the Ann Arbor mobility landscape which led to working with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and […]
October 03, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

WASHINGTON, DC (October 02, 2018) – Ann Arbor SPARK received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its A2 Tech Trek Photo Challenge, a project in the category of New Media of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. “We work every […]
September 27, 2018

Livingston County Manufacturers Open Doors to Area High School Students, Showcase Future Career Opportunities During National Manufacturing Day

Howell, Michigan – On October 4, Livingston County manufacturers and high schools will join forces during Manufacturing Day — a nationwide effort to expand knowledge of manufacturing career opportunities. For the first time, 12 Livingston County manufacturing companies will open their doors to more than 300 students from Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, […]
September 25, 2018

Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition Announces Launch of Program for 2018-2019 School Year

Competition seeks young entrepreneurs from across the globe to pitch their ideas – learning more about business and Blue Ocean strategies.   ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp. (BOSE), the organizer of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, the largest student-led entrepreneurial competition for high school students across the globe, today announced the launch […]
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.