Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Receives ROI with Johnson & Johnson Acquisition of Sentio

Did you see that Sentio sold to Johnson & Johnson?  Sentio (formerly Innovative Surgical Solutions) sells innovative nerve localization technology for spine surgery. From the press release: “This acquisition underscores the DePuy Synthes and Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies strategy of investing in faster growing segments with technologies that are designed to help improve …

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Ann Arbor Ypsilanti SmartZone Awarded 15 Year Funding Extension by State of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 24, 2017 —The Michigan Department of Treasury recently awarded a 15-year funding extension to the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti SmartZone. The funding received by the SmartZone from the State are designated to create and promote the development and attraction of high-technology activities to the SmartZone areas of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The …

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Ypsi’s Water Street debt is officially getting paid off. How did we get here and what’s next?

Community debate over the debt on the troubled city property was resolved when voters approved a millage to pay it off this August, but there's considerably more history to Water Street than that – and much more to come. News from Concentrate

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Livingston County Benchmarking Study Overview

Livingston County is home to a range of settings, from walkable downtowns to suburban residential developments, to rural communities and farms. Given its range of character, the county is able to create new development while maintaining its natural and agricultural assets. Recent growth has included significant multi-parcel industrial operations, small mom-and-pop retail storefronts, single family …

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Not Enough Workforce Housing…

The number of people who struggle with the high cost of housing in the Ann Arbor region continues to increase, according to the Housing Affordability and Economic Equity – Analysis (January 2015), commissioned by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (WCOCED). It’s an extraordinary document and a must read for all leaders in our community. There’s …

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