Toyota Invests $28M in Ann Arbor Powertrain R&D Expansion

Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, N.A.(TEMA), announced an investment of more than $28M to expand its powertrain operations at two facilities in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The new growth will support powertrain development capability, specifically in the areas of design, evaluation and calibration on new engine and transmission projects. Beefing up these three areas in Ann Arbor is just the latest... [Read More...]

FDI is a Top Priority for U.S. Economic Development Organizations

  Original ITA Blog Post – By: Paul Krutko   Each incoming chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest organization of economic development professionals in the world, establishes a theme for the upcoming year that will be his or her top priority. I determined that emphasizing the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a local and regional economic development strategy would be my theme for... [Read More...]

Nutriinfo Launches Wellness Campaign with Online Weight Loss Challenge is hosting a uniquely designed 8 week Weight Loss Challenge event as a part of its wellness campaign  to help everyone in the community get healthy! Hosted on our WATT portal, this wellness challenge will help you lose at least 8-10 lbs by engaging you with your own health coach!  You can set your goals, use the tracking tools,  monitor your progress, receive support from your health coach and the online Nutriinfo community. You... [Read More...]

Lakeside Software Opens New R&D Facility in Ann Arbor

Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, today announced the acquisition and opening of a new R&D facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This facility will be primarily utilized for product design and development, and will accelerate company growth by making it easier to hire top technical talent from the Ann Arbor metropolitan area. The new facility is fully operational and is located at 112 South Main Street... [Read More...]

Cataphora Expands Operations with New Office in Ann Arbor

Cataphora Inc. today announced the official opening of its newest office, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cataphora develops innovative software for analysis of individual and organizational behavior. The location was chosen because it provides a business-friendly environment, as well as offering Cataphora the opportunity to take advantage of local talent, notably from the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan. “Ann Arbor SPARK’s integrated... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor, Michigan Ranked as a Top Innovative City!

Business Insider recently published its list of America’s Top Innovative Cities, and Ann Arbor ranked #12. According to the article: Innovation analysts at 2thinknow released a list of the most innovative cities in the world. They evaluated 289 cities based on three factors: cultural assets, human infrastructure, and networked markets. Cities were ranked on a one to ten scale in each category for a total possible index score of 30. Once... [Read More...]

Detroit Electric Holdings in and and today posted stories about Detroit Electric Holdings. Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company with close ties to Asian vehicle manufacturers, is searching the Ann Arbor region for office space with plans to hire more than 500 engineers. Read more from Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company, is searching the Ann Arbor, Michigan, region for office space with plans to hire... [Read More...]

SPARK Central Incubator Profile: Mobatech

SPARK Central incubator client, Mobatech, is dedicated to designing and developing cutting-edge mobile phone software focusing on creating innovative lifestyle and personal productivity applications, which integrate into customer’s everyday lives. Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Greg Schwartz in April 2003, Mobatech has been at the forefront of the mobile technology boom and continues to push the envelope in its development of cutting edge... [Read More...]

PBS NewsHour: In Ann Arbor, Michigan Finds Its Life Preserver

PBS NewsHour features Ann Arbor Michigan as “a city with a vibrant downtown, a cutting-edge information technology incubator, filled with smart young entrepreneurs, and a deli packed with foodies waiting to buy $40 cheese. You might be surprised to find yourself in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The city is like a life preserver, floating in a state whose economy has been sinking for a decade. Across the country, cities like Ann Arbor, homes to big public... [Read More...]