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Weekly Rewind: Ann Arbor’s Business News Recap

May 15, 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

  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), in conjunction with the Detroit-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity, has developed MI Local Biz. The MEDC will match crowdfunding raises on a 1:1 basis up to $5,000 for eligible small businesses experiencing economic challenges as a result of COVID-19.
  • The Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund provides recovery grants and loans to diverse entrepreneurs and small businesses from underrepresented groups in Michigan. This fund is intended to assist geographically and demographically disadvantaged individuals.

Mobility News

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem News

Regional News

  • James Wickman, who has served as the EDC of Livingston County’s Board Chair, is taking a new role as the Township Manager in Saginaw. James had been the Township Manager in Hartland and started his career in public service as a police officer in Pittsfield Township. SPARK wishes James the best for the next step in his career!

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