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Ann Arbor SPARK - Supporting high tech and innovative business, jobs and investment in the greater Ann Arbor region

spark building ann arborAnn Arbor SPARK is Ann Arbor’s engine for economic development. We are an organization dedicated to the economic prosperity of the greater Ann Arbor region. We use our skills and knowledge to attract, develop, strengthen, and invest in driving industries to help our region thrive.

Economic development is the sustained, concerted actions that promote the standard of living and economic health. It creates the conditions for improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support the innovation that drives economic growth.

Economic Development requires collaboration, and Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to bringing together partners, like the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan Works, city and municipal partners, academic institutions, and others to support the growth of companies and the creation of jobs.


Ann Arbor SPARK will advance the economy of the Ann Arbor region by establishing the area as a desired place for business expansion and location... by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations.

SPARK Guiding Principles 
SPARK practices Open Source Economic Development ®. We believe that partnership and collaboration are key to regional success.

 The SPARK Team can help take innovative companies to the next level. Whether you're looking to expand or relocate in the Ann Arbor region, find a talented workforce, or start a new business here, SPARK’s team of experienced professionals can help.

SPARK Governance
 Our stakeholders represent the area's university, business, government, entrepreneurial, and community leaders. See who is helping SPARK establish Ann Arbor as a world-class center for business.

Support SPARK
 SPARK is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the economy of the Ann Arbor region. To fulfill our mission, we rely on the local business community’s continued support. Donations can be made at any level.

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