Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $250,000 by U.S. Economic Development Administration to Develop Business Accelerator Model

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration announced a $250,000 grant award to Ann Arbor SPARK.  The funding will support development of a business accelerator model that can be used by communities throughout the U.S. Initially, the model will be deployed in Washtenaw and Wayne counties, providing a full range of business development services to tech-based start-up companies. “Ann Arbor SPARK is emerging... [Read More...]

SPARK blogs from Austin, Texas!

Welcome to Austin, Texas! A beautiful 65 degree day welcomed me this afternoon….Not too far off the weather we are having in Michigan this week. The feel is very similar to downtown Ann Arbor. Lots of great restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings to walk around and explore before my meeting this afternoon. I am looking forward to sharing our region with Steve Vierck, President of Economic Development at AngelouEconomics. He will learn why so... [Read More...]