Ann Arbor SPARK Helps Orchid Secure Incentives to Support $2 Million Investment & New Jobs

With the assistance of Ann Arbor SPARK, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, LLC recently secured incentives that will help the company add nine new jobs and invest more than $2 million at its facility in Lima Township, Mich., Orchid MacDee, LLC (Orchid Chelsea). Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is a worldwide leader in contract manufacturing of medical devices. The incentives, awarded by Lima Township to Orchid Chelsea in the form of an Industrial Facilities... [Read More...]

Talent Planning: Resolve to Add Resolve to Your Resolutions

Was recruiting the right talent at the right time in 2012 straight forward or hard? What do you think 2013 will be like? Either way, it is time to review your choices. Here’s a way to target your recruiting tactics. (A) Select two to four methods of staffing to provide the core members of your team. Focus on these, investing the resources required for ongoing success. (B) Experiment with one or two other channels that may hold promise. (C) Revise... [Read More...]

Conversations on Economic Opportunity with Jeff Finkle

Jeff Finkle is the president and CEO of the International Economic Development Council, and was recently the keynote speaker at SPARK’s Annual Meeting. Paul Krutko, president and CEO of SPARK, got the chance to sit down with Jeff and discuss the economy from a national perspective. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: Jeff Finkle, IEDC Paul: While I’m very familiar with the International Economic Development Council, I don’t know that... [Read More...]

General Electric turns to Metro Detroit

from mlive.com Metro Detroit’s underutilized manufacturing base could soon be tapped to make parts for General Electric.  The company is looking for up to 50 new suppliers in the area to make around $25 million worth of home appliance parts, according to the Detroit Free Press. read the rest of the article…  Read More →

Detroit Electric Holdings in AnnArbor.com and mlive.com

AnnArbor.com and mlive.com today posted stories about Detroit Electric Holdings. Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company with close ties to Asian vehicle manufacturers, is searching the Ann Arbor region for office space with plans to hire more than 500 engineers. Read more from AnnArbor.com. Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company, is searching the Ann Arbor, Michigan, region for office space with plans to hire... [Read More...]