There are some politicians who actually get it. I’m not talking about a certain gubenatorial candidate. I’m referring to some state and federal legislators. Here’s the latest example. Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen has joined Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) in introducing the Innovative …
During the past two days of my trip I kept on hearing the same Mark Twain quote from local residents, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Jennifer continues to meet with companies with close ties to Michigan.
Jennifer Owens, SPARK's V.P. of Business Development is blogging from California on a business attraction trip!
Shifting Gears begins it's 4th program in September and Applications are due on September 3rd!
Three Michigan companies receive Michigan Microloan funding to support the commercialization of their core products.
In an article published last week, Concentrate offers a great look at David Merritt, a young entrepreneur who founded I Miss You, or IMU. IMU is an apparel company that fulfills David’s dream of blending business savvy with community commitment and service. In the article, writer Jon Zemke offers that David is exactly the type …
Area Development awarded Michigan a Silver Shovel award for success in job creation and positive economic impact.
Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Alley, TechTown and the Macomb-OU INCubator announced Monday the creation of the new Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan.
InPore received the first SmartZone Award sponsored by the Michigan SmartZones and funded through the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund and administered by SPARK. InPore beat out 84 companies statewide with their impressive business plan, entrepreneurial experience of their management team and its ability to raise funds.
Ann Arbor is named on of the five best places to retire by CNNMoney.com.
Ann Arbor was ranked the 4th best city for families by Parenting Magazine.
Grand River and NanoBio both received national press on Friday in USA Today and BioSpace.
The A2Fiber Campaign momentum was continued at the Green Fair asking attendees where they would take Google if they came for a visit.
A great article on AnnArbor.com features SPARK CEO Mike Finney discussing his presentation to the Innovative Cities Conference. Finney will talk about talent as a key driver of economic development at the conference, which is focused on best practices in urban development. Ann Arbor is one of only six cities in the U.S. invited to …
NanoBio Corporation and Grand River, both Ann Arbor Companies were awarded five year MEGA tax credits by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan.