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Ann Arbor Spark

November 15, 2018

Top three ways the Bid Targeting System can help businesses secure contracts with federal government 

November 01, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. State College – How Do We Compare?

Our football blog series is back for the third straight year! As before, we’ll use the football season as an impetus to compare Ann Arbor to cities and towns on this year’s schedule. And the question is always – how does Ann Arbor compare to other college towns in the US? Welcome back after a […]
October 24, 2018

Video Game Enthusiast Puts A2 Tech Trek Photo Challenge Prize to Use in Online Reviews

During the annual Ann Arbor SPARK marquee event A2 Tech Trek, we encourage attendees to share their experiences on social media. Our participating companies usually get in on the action — creating interactive displays for selfies and more. In fact, we recently won an award for the 2017 campaign! This year, every post earned its […]
October 22, 2018

SPARK.grow Podcast: Sonja Parker & Kit Dickinson, Integrated Design Inc.

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October 04, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. College Park – How Do We Compare?

October 01, 2018

Companies Receiving A2 Tech Trek People’s Choice Awards Exemplify Ann Arbor’s Appealing Startup Ecosystem

September 28, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK LDFA Report Illustrates a Successful Year of Entrepreneurial Services

On September 18, Ann Arbor SPARK presented its Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) fiscal year annual report to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Smart Zone board. The report detailed another banner year with the SPARK entrepreneurial services team serving 175 companies and helping create 57 companies — an all-time high for the organization. “Any time an organization can […]
September 20, 2018

Livingston County Economic Driving Companies
Celebrated in 2018 Highlight Videos

It was wonderful to see so many Livingston County business and community leaders join us for the Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) 2018 Annual Meeting. With more than 100 people registered — including a number of walk-ins — we even had to set up an additional table! Check […]
September 19, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. Lincoln – How Do We Compare?

September 18, 2018

Ann Arbor Business Leaders Share Insights in New Podcast Series

Ann Arbor SPARK has teamed up with Phimation founder Dave Haviland to produce a new podcast series, SPARK.grow. The podcast features local business leaders offering practical advice based on their experience and success. The series kicked off with Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, which includes Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Zingerman’s Creamery, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse. […]
September 12, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. Dallas – How Do We Compare?

September 10, 2018

SPARK.grow Podcast: Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s

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.