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Greetings from San Jose!

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development team has arrived in California this week on a business and talent attraction trip surrounding the MichAGAIN campaign that is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. We are hosting three events during our stay in the San Jose area and have meetings set up with business leaders. Our team hopes to educate businesses about all the opportunities that are available for them in the Ann Arbor area.

We arrived yesterday and weren’t even able to make it past the rental car booth without running into a fellow Michigander, IT Professional from Hyundai’s Technical Center in Superior Township, out here working for a few days at their Menlo Park office. We were on our way and surprisingly hit a “Michigan sized” pot hole (yes, they do exist in California too). We found a lively sports bar in Palo Alto to catch the Detroit Lions game with some other very enthusiastic fans. Michigan pride runs strong in the Valley. Today is a packed day of meetings with technology company executives and tonight we host a group of CEO’s for an executive dinner. It looks to be a beautiful day here, about the same weather as Pure Michigan!