Michigan Municipal League article about SPARK

In the current issue of the Michigan Municipal League magazine and e-newsletter there is an article about SPARK and our ‘open source economic development’ model.  Check it out here.  This issue is mostly about entrepreneurism in the state.  It’s very encouraging.  We’re in good company with communities all around the state.  Included in the publication …

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Open Source Economic Development and Statewide Cooperation

But our larger focus is ensuring long-term growth and viability for the entire state of Michigan — something that can best be achieved through a process we call Open Source Economic Development. Through our commitment to Open Source, Ann Arbor SPARK will continue to grow businesses in the Ann Arbor region...and help transform Michigan into a national hub of economic activity.

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“Open Source” Economic Development

Economic development in Michigan should take a page from the playbook of the ever-evolving software industry. Its “open source” philosophy – the source code that drives development should be open and available to all – is a model that can propel Michigan’s success in growing, retaining, and attracting business. Ann Arbor SPARK has taken steps …

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