Businesses in Eastern Washtenaw County
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Success stories that define doing business in Ypsilanti
White Pine is the perfect example of a business that has benefited from the use of the SPARK East incubator. By making good use of the resources, guidance, and scalable office space at SPARK East, White Pine has succeeded in moving on to the next step and is ready to graduate to their own separate office space.
With support from the Innovate Ypsi grant from Ann Arbor SPARK, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) company Vayu was able to produce a promotional video to attract and recruit key talent as well as additional outside funding. The $10,000 Innovate Ypsi performance-based grant will help the company achieve its hiring and manufacturing goals.
With support from the Innovate Ypsi program from Ann Arbor SPARK, funded by Washtenaw County, Landline Creative Labs is redeveloping the former Michigan Bell Telephone building in downtown Ypsilanti.
VC Web Design
Founded in 1995, VC Web Design is a creative firm that expanded from exclusively web design to custom development, videography, photography, digital marketing, and IT support. The firm is the first graduate business from the SPARK East Incubator and has moved three times throughout the City of Ypsilanti to accommodate growth.
Hyundai America Technical Center
This state-of-the-art facility is the core research base for production and sales support in North America. It is the hub for designing, planning, and overall development of Hyundai and KIA automobiles perfectly tailored for the North American market.
Pollard Banknote has been a leading supplier of instant tickets for over 25 years and serves over 60 lottery and charitable gaming organizations worldwide. Pollard purchased Ypsilanti Township-based Webcraft games in 1996 and took over its facility before building a new plant in 2000. In 2015, the company invested an additional $20 million to expand this plant.