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Ann Arbor Spark

September 18, 2019

Ann Arbor vs. Madison – how do we compare?

August 19, 2019

Cause and Effects of Employee Turnover

New study identifies the most common reasons for employee turnover are transportation and childcare. Michigan Works! Southeast, along with five other Michigan Works! Agencies contracted with the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) to research employee turnover in our region. “We commissioned this study in direct response to meet the needs of our employers,” said William Sleight, […]
August 14, 2019

SPARK.grow: Tech Trek 2019 Conversations with Brooke and Megan

August 14, 2019

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Tours Ann Arbor SPARK, Meets with Local Small Businesses

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell took a tour of Ann Arbor SPARK to meet with local small businesses in various stages of development, as well as economic development experts who help local businesses mature.  The Congresswoman discussed topics of importance to local entrepreneurs so she can better understand the issues facing the small business community in Michigan […]
September 05, 2018

CEO Podcast: Chris Sing, Rehmann

August 15, 2018

CEO Podcast: Paul Roney, President, Domino’s Farms

August 10, 2018

Livingston Regional Manufacturing Day – Oct. 4

Ann Arbor SPARK, with the generous support of MEDC, is thrilled to present the Livingston Regional Manufacturing Day for high school students in Howell, Pinckney, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, and Whitmore Lake. Joining more than 650 other events across the country, MFG DAY is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing during which manufacturers invite their communities to their […]
August 08, 2018

Cahoots presents Ken Segall at the Michigan Theater

Join us September 12 at 2 p.m. for this free event at the Michigan Theater to hear author and blogger Ken Segall. Ken was creative director at some of the world’s top advertising agencies and over the course of three decades shaped campaigns for BMW, IBM, Intel, NeXT, and Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs for 12 […]
August 08, 2018

Accelerate Michigan Retrospective

August 07, 2018

Ann Arbor Named “Most Educated City in America”

Ann Arbor was recently named the most educated city in America according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. This is the third consecutive year that Ann Arbor has landed at the top of the list. WalletHub compared the largest 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas across 11 key metrics, and Ann Arbor earned a total score […]
August 02, 2018

Ann Arbor Tech Ecosystem Shines Amidst Duo Acquisition

August 01, 2018

Dick Sarns Retires and Leaves Legacy in Ann Arbor

Dick Sarns is easily one of the biggest pioneers in Ann Arbor’s medical technology industry. Along with designing an innovative heart-lung machine for cardiac bypass surgery back in 1960, Sarns also founded NuStep, a recumbent cross-training bike for individuals with limited movement. After celebrating his 91st birthday in June, Sarns is retiring from his self-started […]
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.