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Weekly Rewind: Friday, September 27

September 27, 2019 Regional Updates
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look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.

Michigan’s Startup Scene Recognition

Upcoming Events

  • Join business, government, and community leaders from across the region for an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails to celebrate the successes of Livingston businesses. Join Ann Arbor SPARK at the 2019 Livingston Annual Meeting is coming up on November 6. Register here and invite your friends.

SPARK News and Updates

  • As part of the State Street reinvention initiative, “Cameron McCausland and Joe Vig have formed a new real estate development company planning a 230,000-square-foot speculative project in Ann Arbor costing $60 million to $70 million.” SPARK is supporting this effort through a grant from the MEDC to assist with demolition and are pursuing a Brownfield incentive process as well.
  • Did you know 46% of SPARK’s web traffic goes to our job portal? That’s more than 140,000-page views, up 27% since last year!

Other News to Know

  • The State of Michigan launches an Opportunity Zone website. Reminder, our post on Opportunity Zones, including potential real estate deals, is here.