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Ann Arbor Spark

May 8, 2009

Welcome to the SPARK East Open House

SPARK East Open HouseSPARK East is hosting its official open house. This business incubator blends affordable office space, essential business services and business development guidance to new businesses.

SPARK East is the third business incubator in SPARK’s Regional Incubator Network.  Our other incubators include the Michigan Life Science Innovation Center north of downtown Ann Arbor and SPARK Center, located on Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor.

Our press conference and ribbon cutting is scheduled to begin in just a few minutes.  It’s a packed house here – it’s exciting to see so many people who are interested in business start-up and acceleration here in the region.

Mike Finney is kicking off the SPARK East press conference with a welcome to all of our guests and introduction of Dr. Sue Martin, EMU president.

Both Dr. Martin and Ryan Werderer of Congressman Dingell’s office offered support for business development efforts in our community.  Their excitement for SPARK East and the businesses growing in eastern Wastenaw county generated wide applause from the audience.

Bob Guenzel, county administator, affirmed a commitment to revitalizing downtown Ypsilanti as a means of supporting economic development and expansion in the community.  Ronnie Peterson, commissioner, offered a lively and enthusiastic outlook for the region, based on collaboration.