NAVYA Set to Open First U.S. Production Plant in Saline

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MAKER NAVYA SET TO OPEN FIRST U.S. PRODUCTION PLANT IN SALINE, MI Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ann Arbor SPARK Collaborate with NAVYA on Site Selection and Talent Recruitment (ANN ARBOR, Michigan) July 17, 2017 – In a joint announcement, NAVYA with project collaborators Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Ann Arbor SPARK …

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Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub

  Fostered by the University of Michigan, testing and research programs draw companies and even equip residents’ vehicles to collect and transmit data. As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will …

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NYC to Ann Arbor – Janelle Reichman’s complete career change

For Janelle Reichman, the lure of returning back to the mitten proved irresistible. A professional musician in NYC for a decade moved back to Ann Arbor where she’s now a successful web designer. “There always seemed to be something missing from my life, and it took me a long time to realize that it was …

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10 Unconventional (But Very Effective) Tips For Job Seekers

We found this extremely comprehensive article online by Jacquelyn Smith . It’s too good not to share with our job seekers out there. Enjoy! In the market for a new job? You’ve probably been urged to “pursue your passions,” “leverage your network,” “tailor and tidy up your resume,” “do your homework,” and “dress for success”—among other …

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Camel Energy Chooses Ann Arbor Region for R&D Headquarters, to Invest $4.6 Million and Create 41 Jobs

  With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), and Pittsfield Township, Camel Energy, a subsidiary of Camel Group Battery Academy Co., LTD, is establishing its research and development headquarters in the Ann Arbor region. The company will invest $4.6 million and create 41 jobs at its new location in Pittsfield …

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Updated and Enhanced Mobile App Now Available for Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek

Updated and Enhanced Mobile App Now Available for Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek   JUNE 13, 2017 — ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Ann Arbor SPARK and Arbormoon Software Inc. today released the A2 Tech Trek app, “Ann Arbor Tech” to accompany the A2 Tech Trek event on June 16. Available for both iOS and …

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Consider the following: a small town + big city culture + a diverse innovation economy. Too good to be true? Think again…

Consider the following: a small town + big city culture + a diverse innovation economy. Too good to be true? Think again…   Concentration of Driving Industries According to Ann Arbor SPARK’s recently published Economic Benchmarking Report, Washtenaw County performs higher than the national average in driving industry employment. Driving industries are businesses that sell …

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More than 70 Downtown Ann Arbor Companies to Open Their Doors to Community… and Job Seekers!!

Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek 2017 Set for June 16 More than 70 Downtown Ann Arbor Companies to Open Their Doors to Community… and Job Seekers!!  Leading technology companies will participate in the third annual A2 Tech Trek on June 16, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. A2 Tech Trek, a free event, features …

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Mayor Honors Washtenaw Community College during National Community College Month

Ann Arbor, Mich., – April 26, 2017 – As part of the celebration of National Community College Month in April, the Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., Christopher Taylor, issued a proclamation urging all citizens to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions Washtenaw Community College makes to the community. The proclamation noted that for more than …

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WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development

WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development   ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 7, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca has been selected by Michigan Works! Southeast to receive an award for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development in Washtenaw County. Bellanca and other workforce development staff, program …

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United Way of Washtenaw County Announces Cynthia Wilbanks as Woman of the Year

November 14, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – University of Michigan Vice President for Government Relations, Cynthia Wilbanks, has been selected by Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative) of the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) as the 2017 Woman of the Year.  Ms. Wilbanks will be honored at the UWWC’s “Power of the Purse” …

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Atomic Object Hires 3 Developers Through AI Competition, Grows Ann Arbor Office 25 Percent

Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office will grow by 25 percent this spring. The custom software design shop hired three new computer science graduates recruited through an artificial intelligence competition. In January, the company hosted the 2017 Atomic Games in its downtown Ann Arbor office, modeled after a similar event held in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office …

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Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees Reaffirms Commitment to Student Success

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 1, 2017 — The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to update and approve the college’s “Assurance of Student Success” board policy. The Assurance of Student Success Policy is a guarantee that ensures students, employers, and educational partners at four year colleges and universities that all WCC degree graduates …

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UMCU, U-M partner to provide financial education for Wolverine Pathways

 UMCU, U-M partner to provide financial education for Wolverine Pathways  ANN ARBOR (February 27, 2017)– More than 100 middle-school and high-school students across southeast Michigan can learn more about setting financial goals and effective budgeting thanks to a new partnership between the University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) and the University of Michigan. UMCU will …

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Washtenaw Community College – Free College Day

  WHAT: Free College Day is a popular biannual event where the community can enjoy the breadth and depth of educational opportunities that students experience every day at Washtenaw Community College. A variety of classes led by WCC faculty and staff will be offered during three sessions (9:30-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm). Topics range from “iPhone …

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