Campaign for the Future Networking & Informational Meeting Albert M. Berriz Paul Krutko. SPARK Central May 6 th 2014. Ann Arbor SPARK is a public-private partnership of business, government and academic institutions working to advance the economy of the Ann Arbor region.
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May 6th 2014
Ann Arbor SPARK is a public-private partnership of business, government and academic institutions working to advance the economy of the Ann Arbor region.
A VITAL COMMUNITY
Increased prosperity, opportunity
A GROWING ECONOMY
Revenue growth for city
Ann Arbor Region government and academic institutions working to
Jobs Recovered from Recession.
US Average Yearly GDP Growth: 2%
Over 67,000 workers across Michigan commute into Washtenaw County
"Cities are central to innovation and new technology. They act as giant petri dishes, where creative types and entrepreneurs rub up against each other, combining and recombining to SPARKnew ideas, new inventions, new businesses and new industries.”
Regional Economic Development
Support Talent Connections
Accelerate the Growth of Start-ups
Market the Region
Project Successes government and academic institutions working to
Coyote Logistics has expanded their operations to the City of Ann Arbor, and will add 125 jobs and invest$1.2 million
Med Hubrecently expanded and committed to invest $1.7 million into a historic Dexter property. They plan to double their staff.
Control Gaging recently broke ground on their new U.S. headquarters in Pittsfield Township.
Lake Trust Credit Union announced plans to build a new $30 million headquarters creating 350 jobs.
Toyota Technical Center will will expand its engineering capabilities in the township and bring 250 employees to region.
NavitasAdvanced Solutions Group invested $9.3 million, created 125 jobs in Pittsfield Township and retained 250 jobs in Michigan.
American Broach was featured on the Reuters sign in Times Square for their $5 million expansion. They plan to add 30 jobs.
Universal Marketing Grouphas expanded into the former Borders headquarters building. They added 150 jobs in 2014.
Faureciahassecured the ACH facility in Saline, which has resulted in 1,135 retained jobs. They are investing $85 million in the property.
Lyons Consulting Group chose to expand in Ann Arbor over other locations in the Mid and Southwest, investing $1.1 million and creating 30 jobs.
Barracuda invested over $30 million in its R&D facility, creating hundreds of high-tech jobs.
Hyundai America Technical Center invested over $15 million in its Ypsilanti facility, creating over 50 high-tech jobs.
Innovative Redevelopment of the Willow Run GM Powertrain Factory
Top Employers in the Ann Arbor Region
Compendia began within the SPARK Bootcamp program and received additional support from SPARK up until acquisition by Life Technologies in 2012
Business growth fuels new restaurants like Sava, Babo, Tomukun, Mani, Isalita, Slurping Turtle and many others
With your support, SPARK can further advance the region’s economy by engaging in new initiatives: