Weekly Rewind: October 18

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Weekly Rewind: October 18Uncategorized

by wagdesign on October 18, 2019 with 0 comment

A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region. Ann Arbor SPARK is hosting a group of U-M students for A2 Discovery Trek as they explore career and entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor. They’ll be meeting with companies around town, and participating in speed networking with startups …

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The Ann Arbor Life Sciences Industry Cluster

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The Ann Arbor Life Sciences Industry ClusterUncategorized

by wagdesign on October 17, 2019 with 0 comment

With all the talk about tech and mobility, sometimes we forget about the other industries powering our region. Ann Arbor’s life sciences sector has seen rapid growth over the past decade, but we’ve always been an innovator in the industry. The heart-lung machine used in the first heart transplant was developed and manufactured here. Since …

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Tech Homecoming Connects Job Seekers with Ann Arbor Tech Companies on Thanksgiving Eve

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Tech Homecoming Connects Job Seekers with Ann Arbor Tech Companies on Thanksgiving EveUncategorized

by wagdesign on October 14, 2019 with 0 comment

The Ann Arbor region is a growing, thriving tech ecosystem and the companies located here are hiring in droves. Ann Arbor SPARK wants to connect job seekers with some of the top companies in the region during Tech Homecoming on November 27 from 4 – 7 p.m. This free, happy-hour style event happens the night …

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R2 Space Announces New Headquarters in Ann Arbor

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R2 Space Announces New Headquarters in Ann ArborUncategorized

by wagdesign on October 11, 2019 with 0 comment

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recently announced six business development projects expected to generate more than $25 million in total investment and support the creation of 324 jobs. One of these projects will establish headquarters for the aerospace company R2 Space. R2 Space, Inc., established in 2018, is an aerospace company dedicated to providing …

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Weekly Rewind: October 11

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Weekly Rewind: October 11Uncategorized

by wagdesign on October 11, 2019 with 0 comment

A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region. M25 published its Best Startup Cities in the Midwest and ranked Ann Arbor at #6. A few notes: the study did not control for population and some metro areas like Chicago and Minneapolis included neighboring regions while the …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Facilitates Introductions, Funding for City Insights Platform

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Ann Arbor SPARK Facilitates Introductions, Funding for City Insights PlatformUncategorized

by wagdesign on October 9, 2019 with 0 comment

The recent news about Ford Mobility’s City Insights Platform is a significant milestone when it comes to developing mobility solutions for our cities. It is also an excellent example of how Ann Arbor SPARK is uniquely positioned to advance private-public partnerships that benefit the region’s economy. When Ford Mobility first pitched the urban data platform …

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Weekly Rewind: Friday, September 13Uncategorized

by wagdesign on September 13, 2019 with 0 comment

The federal government has awarded Michigan $7.5 million to test self-driving cars, including at Mcity and the American Center for Mobility. Read more about it at All About Ann Arbor or on SPARK’s blog. Upcoming Events Celebrate Invention, U-M’s Tech Transfer startup showcase is scheduled for October 22, 1-6 pm at the Michigan League. Register here if you’re interested in …

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