MEDC Awards Ann Arbor SPARK $100,000 for MichAGAIN

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recently awarded $100,000 to Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region.  Ann Arbor SPARK will use the funding to manage MichAGAIN trips to Boston, Chicago, Palo Alto, and Washington, D.C. this year. “MichAGAIN is a platform for evangelizing the state in areas rich with talent and growing businesses,”... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Wins Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

We’re proud to have been recognized by the International Economic Development Council with an Excellence in Economic Development Award.  The award recognized the MichAGAIN campaign in the category of Human Capital for communities with populations of 200,000 – 500,000. “We recognize Ann Arbor SPARK for providing successful strategies to promote new standards in economic development in this period of global recovery,” said Dennis Coleman,... [Read More...]

Boston’s Awash in Maize & Blue!

Andrew Chu, addressing the U-M Alumni Luncheon For the past three days Boston has turned maize and blue.  We blanketed the area with Michigan positive message messages and it sure paid off.  Recent articles in Xconomy and positive pieces by a renown technology blogger have taken our message viral. At our site selection consultant luncheon, one native Bostonian who had never been to Michigan before said, “What the deal with all this positive... [Read More...]