Final California Blog

I want to go back to “Google land” where the toilet seats are heated and you are never more than 150 feet from food. My California journey is done and I am now back on eastern standard time. The last day of the trip was a perfect ending to a marvelous journey. Read more.  Read More →

Silicon Valley 101

Jennifer Owens’ California blogging continues. She met with a Stanford School of Business Professor and the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. Read her latest GLITR post.  Read More →

More Blogging from California

Read more about the companies that Ann Arbor SPARK is meeting with in the Bay Area in Jennifer Owens’ 3rd GLITR blog installment.  Read More →

Bay Area is Full of Wolverines

Read about some of the Bay Area companies that met over dinner and shared experiences about Ann Arbor in Jennifer Owens’ second blog post in GLITR. VP Business Development, Jennifer Owens is in California meeting with companies that have ties to Ann Arbor.  Read More →

SPARK’s Jennifer Owens Blogs from California

SPARK’s very own Jennifer Owens headed out to west to California this week on a business and talent attraction trip.  She has organized two events during the time she will be visiting the Palo Alto area and has set up meetings with business leaders.  The hope is to educate businesses about all the opportunities that are available for them in the Ann Arbor area. While out in California, Jennifer will be blogging through the Great Lakes Innovation... [Read More...]

SPARK’s Jennifer Owens Testifies to Commerce Department

WHO: Jennifer Owens, Ann Arbor SPARK’s vice president, business development WHERE: United States House of Representatives Commerce Department Committee on Science and Technology WHAT: Owens will give testimony to the Commerce Department Committee on Science and Technology on the importance of manufacturing in economic development.  She will discuss how manufacturing is critical to the success of innovation-based start-ups that require partners... [Read More...]

Jennifer Owens Joins Ann Arbor SPARK

On December 7, Jennifer Owens will join Ann Arbor SPARK as its new vice president, business development.  In this role, Owens will support efforts to attract and retain new businesses to the Ann Arbor region. “Jennifer’s experience in economic development is an asset that directly supports Ann Arbor SPARK’s efforts to expand the region’s economy,” said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK’s CEO.  “As we continue to look at ways to bring... [Read More...]