Ann Arbor on the 5 Great Places to Retire List

In a feature article, the renowned Fortune Magazine named Ann Arbor as one of its “Five Great Places to Retire.” Fortune implores readers to enjoy the stable economy and seize advantage of the decreased home prices. Based on the criteria of low cost of living, culture, tax rates, and health care, the city of Ann Arbor is lauded for its “world-class healthcare” and eventful college-town lifestyle.  Read More →

Ann Arbor Green Fair Continues A2Fiber Momentum

The tenth annual Ann Arbor Green Fair took place on Friday, June 11th along Main Street.  SPARK attended the event in hopes to maintain and increase community support, interest and awareness of the A2Fiber campaign.  The A2Fiber campaign is the community organized initiative created when applying to be chosen by Google to place high speed fiber cables around the city for faster internet.  SPARK teamed up with the University of Michigan and the... [Read More...]

New Board of Directors Announced at Annual Meeting

New members to the Ann Arbor SPARK board of directors are Dr. Susan W. Martin, president, Eastern Michigan University, and John Hieftje, mayor, City of Ann Arbor.  New to the Ann Arbor SPARK executive committee are Elliot Forsyth, senior vice president, human resources and operations, ProQuest, Jan Garfinkle, managing director, Arboretum Ventures, Leigh R. Greden, executive director of government and community relations, Eastern Michigan University,... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Assists Applicants with Recovery Zone Bonds

Ann Arbor SPARK is assisting applicants with funding available through Recovery Zone Economic Development and Facility Bonds.  Appropriated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Recovery Zone Bonds provide reduced rate financing and stimulate economic growth in Recovery Zones. In Washtenaw County, over $33 million is available through the Recovery Zone Facility Bonds program.  An additional $17 million is available in the City... [Read More...]

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