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Weekly Rewind: Ann Arbor’s Business News Recap

May 1, 2020 Regional Updates
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A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.

COVID-19 Updates

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • Ann Arbor SPARK Launches SPARK.tech Virtual Workshop for Startups
    For the first time, Ann Arbor SPARK is making its Entrepreneur Boot Camp curriculum available online. The three-part webinar series is designed to guide innovators who have a tech-related business idea through the first stages of bringing their product or service to market.

Mobility News

  • American Center for Mobility Names Reuben Sarkar President & CEO Reuben joins the ACM team from Forge Nano, a corporate venture-backed start-up, where he served as the Chief Product Officer. Notably, Reuben also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, while earlier on in his career, he worked at the former General Motors plant that once stood on ACM’s historic site in Willow Run. Reuben is a native to Michigan graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in both Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the Ross Business School.

Regional News

  • Liebherr, with operations in Saline, celebrates half a century in the United States.