A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.
Michigan Business Recovery
- A new grant opportunity, the Michigan Small Business Restart Program, will provide grants to small businesses around the state working to recover from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Businesses may apply for grants of up to $20,000. Companies can apply from 7/15 through 8/5 at www.MichiganBusiness.org/Restart.
- Ann Arbor augmented reality company, and former SPARK client, SpellBound receives $1.8M grant for pediatric study.
- Software Company UrsaLeo’s Ann Arbor Expansion Supports Manufacturers With Digital Twinning Tech, makes key hire.
- The American Center for Mobility (ACM) and the University of Michigan (U-M) announce the release of Understanding the Middle-Skills Workforce in the Connected and Automated Vehicle Sector report. This report addresses the growing need to understand middle-skill jobs, such as technicians, in the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) sector.