A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.
The Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, April 29. This week, SPARK announced Julie Wagner, president of the Global Institute on Innovation Districts, as its 2020 annual meeting keynote speaker.
- Detroit Drone City? New group pushing for highway overhead “Their game plan is to start with a test run of the drone highway over the next six months as they map out cities who join them — specifically those between Metro Airport and Willow Run — as a starting point. Other cities will be added as the effort grows.”
- Four mobility startups to launch pilots solving transportation challenges in Michigan with support from PlanetM
- The foundations, networks, and paths to ongoing economic development for Saline
- Michigan’s aerospace industry a ‘sleeping giant’
- RPM Ventures has set a $135 million target for its fourth namesake fund, according to an SEC filing. An early-stage investor based in Michigan, RPM typically targets tech-focused B2B companies.
- The Center for Automotive Research tracks the impact of the coronavirus on the auto supply chain
- Genomenon Named 2020 Genomics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for Advancing Clinical Genomics Interpretation and Personalized Medicine
- InfoReady Corporation Receives The Startup Weekly’s 2020 Software Companies to Watch Award
- Everactive, an IoT power company with offices in Ann Arbor, California, and Virginia, share a solutions overview video.
- Gestamp exceeds job growth in Chelsea
- February 22: A2 Zero Initiative Town Hall
- February 24: Mobility Networking Lunch Meeting & Tour, hosted by Phoenix Contact
- February 27: Starting Your Own Business (SYOB) 3.0
- March 3: A2 BioSocial
- April 15: Southeast Michigan PACE Summit, hosted by Lean & Green Michigan