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Ann Arbor Spark

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 […]
January 24, 2019

5 Things You Should Take Away from Swisher’s 2018 Year-End Vacancy Report

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 […]
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.