Want to find new growth opportunities? The MMA & MEDC can help!

Written by Kyle DeBord, SPARK Business Development Manager The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) roadshow recently pulled into Weber’s in Ann Arbor to provide an update to MMA members on how they can find new growth opportunities through the MEDC’s recently launched Pure Michigan Business Connect program. Ann Arbor SPARK’s President & CEO Paul Krutko welcomed the group to the... [Read More...]

Kauffman Study Shows Impact of Business Accelerator Efforts on SE Michigan Start-Ups

A new Kauffman Foundation study shows the results of business accelerator efforts by Southeast Michigan’s economic development organizations.  Combined, Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Alley, Macomb-OU INCubator and TechTown , collectively known as the Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan, have: Created more than 1,000 jobs Invested approximately $18 million in hundreds of start-up companies Secured more than $101.2 million in... [Read More...]

Shifting Gears Shifting Careers

Don’t get stuck in neutral. Opportunities for leveraging a new career are available now. Shifting Gears is a five-month intensive program that will help corporate workers adapt their knowledge and skill sets in order to transition into more competitive and effective professionals focused on small business growth. The three phases of the program include: •    First Gear: Retool Career Portfolios, workshops and in-class sessions •    Second... [Read More...]