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Ann Arbor Spark

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

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 […]
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-Based Cayman Chemical Expands in Pittsfield Township

December 13, 2018

SafetyBit Wins $25,000 as “Best of” Ann Arbor SPARK Entrepreneur Boot Camp

December 07, 2018

Online Tech Acquires Neverfail’s Global Cloud Infrastructure Business 

Over the years, Ann Arbor SPARK has worked with Online Tech providing support for talent attraction and expansion projects. As a nine-time FastTrack award winner, Online Tech has a long history of growth within the Ann Arbor region. December 4, 2018, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Online Tech, a leading provider of secure, compliant private, hybrid and multi-cloud […]
December 07, 2018

Industry Honors Jim Richards as 2018 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is proud to announce Jim Richards of Fowlerville-based Total Security Solutions as the 2018 recipient of the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award. A prestigious honor since 1981, the award is named after MMA’s longest-serving president and honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make […]
December 03, 2018

PlanetM awards more than $224,000 to three mobility startups to launch pilots in Michigan

PlanetM awarded grants to HAAS Alert, Humanising Autonomy and RoadBotics to launch pilots that address real-world transportation challenges throughout Michigan as part of the PlanetM Startup Grant program. One of the first of its kind, the PlanetM Pilot Grants provide mobility startups funds to deploy and validate their technologies in Michigan. “The PlanetM Pilot Grants […]
November 20, 2018

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Celebrates 90th Anniversary

HOWELL, Mich. – (Nov. 20, 2018) –  St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospital is marking its 90th anniversary with colleague and community events to take place in the coming months. “Ninety years have passed, and our dedication to the Livingston County community still thrives thanks to our leaders, caregivers and volunteers,” said John O’Malley, president of […]
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 […]
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.