21st Century Jobs Fund

Macomb-OU INCubator Velocity Center

State Grant To Help Macomb-OU INCubator Advance Area Economy

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator for a second year in a row.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

University of Michigan Hospital (University of Michigan photo)

Getting Medical Advances To Market: UM Launches $7.5M Fund For Innovators

A new $7.5 million fund will help University of Michigan medical discoveries make the leap from the laboratory to the market, accelerating their potential to help patients.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2013


State Boosts Start-Ups With $25 Million

The Michigan Strategic Fund is awarding $25 million to eight organizations that will support entrepreneurs in launching and growing companies throughout the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2011

The 200-watt Adaptive Materials fuel cell and its fuel -- simple propane

Fuel Cell Maker Pays Back State Loan

Ann Arbor-based Adaptive Materials Inc. has repaid its $6.27 million Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund loan after its acquisition by United Kingdom-based Ultra Electronics. The loan wasn’t due for another six years.



CMU Research Corp. Gets State Grant

New business startups in mid-Michigan will benefit from a 21st Century Jobs Fund Business Incubator Award received by the Central Michigan University Research Corp. The award will allow CMU-RC to grow and enhance its current services while developing a new economic model for the area.


BBC Says Training Programs Net State $80 Million

Ann Arbor-based Biotechnology Business Consultants Ltd. and its subsidiary BBC Entrepreneurial Training Corp. Monday reported a 20-times return on investment in its training programs funded by the state’s 21st Century Jobs Fund. BBC and BBCetc […]


West Michigan Launches $10 Million Venture Fund

A new venture capital fund is being formed in West Michigan with $6 million from the state’s 21st Century Jobs Fund. Michigan Accelerator Fund I L.P., which will total $10 million, was formed to support […]