Today’s Freep has a nice feature on Ann Arbor’s exploding high-tech job scene that says Google is not the only company planning to bring jobs to the city and Washtenaw County. Google, Toyota, Hyundai and others have committed to creating 2,500 jobs in the region over the next five years. That doesn’t include a couple dozen start-ups that expect to add more jobs.
The secret? “You really have to be aggressive in selling the assets of your region,” said Michael Finney, CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. SPARK was launched by university, business and civic leaders to attract so-called knowledge-based sectors, such as alternative energy and biotechnology. (also check out the Ann Arbor SPARK blog for some great links to entrepreneur resources in the region!)