LanguageMate: A Business Development Success Story

Ann Arbor SPARK’s business development teams works with all sorts of high tech and innovative companies in the Ann Arbor region. One of those companies is Canopy Innovations, a subsidiary of LanguageMate. This healthcare focuses start-up works on improving communications between english speaking healthcare professionals and people with limited english skills. They were interested in …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Hires Talent Director, Appoints Business Development Manager

Ann Arbor SPARK recently hired Scott Trossen as its new director, talent enhancement, and promoted Kyle DeBord to manager, business development.  Trossen will manage the strategy and execution of the organization’s talent enhancement efforts.  DeBord joins Ann Arbor SPARK’s business development team, which is charged with assisting businesses locate and expand in the region. “Adding …

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Building Relationships

By: Luke Bonner, VP of Business Development, Ann Arbor SPARK SPARK’s Business Development is constantly working to build relationships within the Ann Arbor region through business retention visits & networking events. The last month the SPARK Business Development team has been working on overdrive to create new opportunities for the region, and working just as …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Collaborates with JetCo to Help Businesses Increase Government Sales, Contracts

Ann Arbor SPARK recently began collaborating with JetCo Solutions to make government contracting assistance available, at no cost, to companies in the region.  Specifically designed to help second stage companies, JetCo, a Grand Rapids, Mich. firm that specializes in helping clients find and win government contracts for their product or service, will provide consultation, analysis, and …

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Hyundai American Technical Center Inc. to Expand, Receives Support from Ann Arbor SPARK, MEDC

Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, worked with Hyundai to help the company secure more than $2.5 million in new business development incentives from the State of Michigan and Superior Township.  The funding, which is subject to approval by the Michigan …

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Continuing to Grow Locally

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development team promotes the region’s unique assets to advance the economy through the attraction and retention of innovative businesses selling goods and services globally. Through continuous relations with company representatives, our team identifies and coordinates programs and incentives that can assist companies in their growth plans. Below, we highlight some of …

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SPARK’s Business Development Team Heads to San Jose

Greetings from San Jose! Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development team has arrived in California this week on a business and talent attraction trip surrounding the MichAGAIN campaign that is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. We are hosting three events during our stay in the San Jose area and have meetings set up with …

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