Michael A. Finney

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Michael A. Finney

Company: 
State of Michigan
Title: 
Senior Advisor for Economic Growth
Release Date: 
5/7/2015
Duration: 
11:58

As part of the Ann Arbor SPARK 10-year anniversary celebration, we've invited founding members to this special series to share their insights and reflect on the economic progress we've made in the Ann Arbor region. 

In our first Founders Series podcast, Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, interviews Mike Finney, who was recently appointed senior advisor for economic growth for the State of Michigan after leading the Michigan Economic Development Corporation as president and CEO. As the first CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Mike was charged with creating business growth and opportunity in Ann Arbor during a time when there were many economic challenges to overcome. During his conversation with Paul, Mike shares his perspective on our economy and the history of how the public, private, and academic sectors all came together to create Ann Arbor SPARK.