XanEdu Expands in Ann Arbor with $1M Investment and 50 Jobs; Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Company to Incentives, Talent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MARCH 19, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, XanEdu, Inc.  is expanding its operations, investing more than $1 million in Ann Arbor and planning to hire over 50 people. As part of the expansion, XanEdu is consolidating its Michigan and Kentucky operations into its current Ann Arbor headquarters. Currently, XanEdu has 30 employees in Pittsfield Township. The jobs the company will add here... [Read More...]

Longbow Advantage Opens First U.S. Office in Ann Arbor

Montreal, Canada-based Longbow Advantage, a supply chain software development company that specializes in warehouse and workforce management software, will open its first U.S. facility in Ann Arbor.  Ann Arbor SPARK assisted Longbow Advantage in securing a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, awarded today. “Longbow Advantage is the latest example of a global company choosing Ann Arbor,” said Paul Krutko, president... [Read More...]

Coyote Logistics locating in Ann Arbor, adding 125 new jobs View MEDC Social Networking RSS

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program incentive for Coyote Logistics to establish a new location in Ann Arbor, a project that will generate approximately $1.2 million in new private investment and add up to 125 new jobs. “Coyote Logistics is a national leader in logistics and transportation... [Read More...]

Mario Sciberras, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity

Mario Sciberras is the president and CEO of Saline Lectronics, a circuit board assembly house located in Saline. In his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Mario talks about the importance of programs like Pure Michigan Business Connect, and why the region has been the ideal location to grow his company. Mario also talks about how he has been able to hire and retain key talent at Saline Lectronics. Click to listen.... [Read More...]

Four Small Companies Awarded Grants for Research Partnerships with Universities

Lansing, MI –The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) announces four Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant awards that will enable research partnerships between small Michigan businesses and MCRN universities. SCIP enables small Michigan-based companies to collaborate with universities on research projects that support the commercialization of a product or service. By awarding matching funds, SCIP helps small businesses stretch their... [Read More...]

Governor Snyder talks Michigan Talent, Business, & Tourism

To listen to the full podcast, please click here. In his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Governor Snyder discusses AnnArbor.com’s Deals of the Year and three great Ann Arbor success stories, The Corner Brewery, Llamasoft and Barracuda Networks. The Governor also discusses the importance of Michigan talent and the quality of life and how the two benefit the state of Michigan. Hear how business, talent, and... [Read More...]

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...]

Local Companies Visit Washington DC for the White House Business Council

On June 1st, 2012 several local companies traveled to DC with the Michigan Business Leaders to attend the White House Business Council, a special economic briefing. These companies included Livingston county’s Excelda, a complete solution provider of private label consumer and automotive products, specializing in fluid blending, packaging, warehousing and order fulfillment services to original equipment manufacturers and retail marketing companies... [Read More...]

Mackinac Policy Conference 2012

By Luke Bonner, VP of Business Development, Ann Arbor SPARK This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and for over 30 years the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Annual Policy Conference has contributed to that fine history. This year’s Mackinac Policy Conference kicked off in grand fashion with the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ann Arbor Spark, Oakland County, Wayne County, and the MEDC announcing a new initiative... [Read More...]

Michigan Business Beat

The economic climate of Michigan is constantly changing. It can often be difficult to keep up with the current challenges facing the state. This why we are pleased to announce that SPARK’s CEO, Paul Krutko, will be a recurring monthly guest on the Michigan Business Beat radio show.  He’ll be bringing his 30 years of experience into conversations on economic opportunities in the region. The show is hosted by Chris Holman, and regularly highlights... [Read More...]

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