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Ann Arbor Spark

May 14, 2019

A Decade of Business Acceleration Services in Ypsilanti

While Ann Arbor SPARK is headquartered in downtown Ann Arbor, for more than 10 years it has also operated a business accelerator in the neighboring city of Ypsilanti. This tight-knit college town — home to Eastern Michigan University — offers a vibrant blend of creativity, history, and entrepreneurship. In addition to emerging tech companies like […]
May 02, 2019

Break Away from the Boardroom

Consider these seven offbeat and dynamic spaces for your next business meeting Ann Arbor is a destination known for its creativity and innovation. For anyone looking for some meeting space away from the office, here are a few recommendations from our friends at Destination Ann Arbor. From executive off-sites and board retreats to more comfy […]
April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Entrepreneurial Services Company of the Year Award Winner: Groundspeed Analytics

April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Legends Award Winner: Duo Security

April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Project of the Year Award Winner: KLA

April 12, 2019

Honda Opens Mobility Collaboration Garage in Ann Arbor

March 19, 2019

“Growth beats comfort,” and other takeaways from the Workforce Pipeline Summit

March 15, 2019

Top Regional Employers (Jan 2019)

Company Name Business Description Employees University of Michigan Public University and Health System 33,225 Trinity Health Health Care System 7,435 General Motors Milford Proving Grounds OEM research 5,500 Ann Arbor Public Schools Public School System 2,225 Faurecia North America Automotive Component Mfg. 1,664 Eastern Michigan University Public University 1,559 Integrated Health Associates (IHA) Medical Center […]
March 07, 2019

DO (something)

The conference for those who (want to, need to, try to, can) do. Whether it’s a product, politics, or perspective, our world is shaped by the designers of the world — many times without us even knowing it. We often forget just how much of what we experience on a day-to-day basis was intentionally crafted […]
February 18, 2019

Incubators, Accelerators, and Co-Working spaces in the Ann Arbor Region

February 13, 2019

Recruiting Talent from the Region’s Higher Education Institutions

The key to successful recruiting is building and maintaining a strong presence on campus. In addition to posting positions, attending career expos, conducting campus interviews, and hosting information sessions, consider the following strategies (taken from the University of Michigan University Career Center website) to engage students and enhance your brand. Above all, be creative in your approach […]
February 01, 2019

Five Bullet Friday: “Who Are These Guys” Edition

News, Upcoming Events, and Things to Know Check out this week’s news, successes, happenings, and upcoming events from Ann Arbor SPARK. We call it Five Bullet Friday — a name inspired by Tim Ferris (thanks, Tim!) except ours almost always has more than five bullets. Site Selection Magazine did a profile on Michigan titled, Who are these guys? that featured […]
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.