Open House / Free College Day / Cars & Bikes on Campus

  Washtenaw Community College Open House / Free College Day / Cars & Bikes on Campus Sunday, September 24, 2017   WHAT: Washtenaw Community College’s fall Open House combines two popular on-campus events – Free College Day and Cars & Bikes on Campus – and includes additional free events that give the community an opportunity …

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Taking the Career Jump from Nuclear Energy to Software Development

University of Michigan grad LeeAnn Baker always knew she wanted to go into nuclear energy – so no one is more surprised than Baker that she is now happily making her living in software development.  She also wasn’t expecting Ann Arbor to offer the career options she’d need to make this transition. After completing industry …

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Growing your Business in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties

Contact us today to learn more about how Ann Arbor SPARK can help you set up and grow your business in the Ann Arbor region.   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 …

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Ann Arbor SPARK, EDCLC Release Livingston County Economic Benchmarking Report

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 8, 2017 – Brighton, Mich. — In collaboration with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) and the Workforce Intelligence Network, Ann Arbor SPARK recently completed a benchmarking report of Livingston County’s economic growth. The report includes proof of the region’s continued economic success and an action plan …

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Debbie Dingell visits local entrepreneurs on Startup Day

ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, as part of Startup Day Across America, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) visited local entrepreneurs at Ann Arbor SPARK and took a walking tour of local startup companies to showcase the innovation and job creation taking place in the district. Startup Day is a bipartisan effort to raise awareness about the important role startup …

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Why Ann Arbor is the perfect nest for tech companies like New Eagle

In 2008, Rich and Mickey Swortzel, an ambitious couple with backgrounds in engineering and business, launched a small tech startup from their home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That startup was New Eagle, a now thriving mechatronic control system creator, integrator, and supplier that serves global customers developing next-generation machines. “We knew that Ann Arbor would …

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Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

$5 million contribution to support Connected and Automated Vehicle technology development TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (July 31, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution. As an ACM contributor, Toyota …

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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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