A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.
Tech Homecoming is next week and we’re gearing up with a bit of press. Nearly 400 people are registered to attend this happy hour-style event that connects job seekers with some of the region’s fastest-growing companies. Be sure to tell your friends and don’t forget to register!
Bloomberg came out with a new list of tech hotspots this week, with Ann Arbor taking the #3 spot behind Boulder and San Jose. If you need a fuller review of our rankings and figures, we have it captured for you here.
With the support of the Ann Arbor SPARK marketing team, Livability updated our Ann Arbor area magazine with some great content, which you can check out here.
Ann Arbor SPARK has a couple of open positions at the moment – take a look at our Director of Investor Relations position and share with your networks!
The City of Dexter held its annual Business-to-Business-to-City Networking event this week, planned by the City and Ann Arbor SPARK to strengthen the relationship between businesses and the City staff, administration, and elected officials. “This room is sort of microcosm of what’s happening in Dexter and all the energy, all the opportunity that you provide for people and their families,” Mayor Shawn Keough remarked.
The Shepherd Lock by PassiveBolt, a SPARK Central Innovation Center tenant, won a CES Innovation award and will be attending CES this January. Check out the list of companies from the area that attended last year.
Leaders from Censys, SkySpecs, Barracuda, AdAdapted, Duo Security, and others shared career tips and leadership advice at the Rising Leaders’ Summit, hosted at the Circ Bar. The discussion was jam-packed with some of the most authentic and tactical tips for professional growth.
Governor Whitmer signed an MOU with Israeli-based Start-up Nation in her mission to Israel this week.
U of M’s David Brophy: Michigan Needs To Retain More Talent, Secure More Investment Dollars
Detroit News Opinion: Detroit Can Drive the Future of Autonomous Vehicles