In 2018, KLA announced it selected Ann Arbor as the site for its second North American headquarters. While the Fortune 500 electronics company with a semiconductor equipment focus started its search with 350 potential sites, it chose Ann Arbor because of the region’s high quality of life, vibrant cultural scene, and a strong technology ecosystem.
Joining Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO in conversation is KLA’s Global ESG Leader and Ann Arbor Site Lead John McLaughlin. John shares his own journey as an Ann Arbor native and University of Michigan graduate who explored careers on both coasts before returning to Michigan. He also goes into detail about the company’s site selection process and the significance of KLA’s commitment to the regional tech community through its support of a2Tech360.