tech-based economic development

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Detroit Now An Asset To Tech Recruiting: LTU Panel

While there obviously is much work to be done on Detroit’s turnaround, Detroit is no longer an impediment to recruiting employees to the city for tech companies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2013

The startup panel discussion at Techonomy Detroit 2013: Tom Walsh of the Detroit Free Press, Wayne State Univesrity law school interim dean Jocelyn Benson, Josh Linkner of Detroit Venture Partners and Andrew Yang, founder and CEO, Venture for America. Matt Roush photo.

Techonomy Says Tech Startups Mean Better Future For Detroit

An overflow crowd packed the 600-seat Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State University to hear about how high tech can accelerate the recovery of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013


MSU Event Aims To Boost Tech-Based Entrepreneurship

More than 150 economic development officials and dozens of inventors, entrepreneurs and makers gathered in East Lansing Wednesday for the Innovate Michigan Summit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

Matt poses with the Spring Tech Tour Mobile, the 2013 Ram 1500 (WWJ Photo)

Tech Tour Time Is Here Again

Well, it’s finally arrived. The WWJ Technology Report will be taking its 10th annual Tech Tour on the Michigan road beginning tonight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

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Saginaw Future Recognizes Tech-Based Economic Development

Saginaw Future Inc. celebrated its 21st annual awards luncheon Friday. More than 400 business and community leaders attended the event at the Horizons Conference Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2013

The Spark Central incubator and meeting space in downtown Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Spark Reports 2011 Results at Annual Meeting

Startup companies extol the help of Ann Arbor Spark in launching them on their entrepreneurial journeys in the business accelerator’s annual report, released Monday at Spark’s annual meeting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2012

George H. Schaller, laboratory technician at Savant Group in Midland, with some of the company's oil testing equipment, a stop on the Spring 2011 GLITR Tech Tour

GLITR Tech Tour Hitting The Michigan Road Again

It’s time again for the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report to hit the Michigan highway for the GLITR Spring Tech tour 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2012


MEDC Offers Tech Company Capital, Services Forums Across State

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is sponsoring a series of entrepreneurial services presentations at 15 locations around the state, from the southwest and southeast corners of the state to the farthest reaches of the Upper Peninsula, on April 16-17 and April 23-25.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2012

What's Next For Tech? GLITR Breakfast Hashes It Out

Incoming Gov. Rick Snyder faces huge challenges from a fundamental shift in the national and state economy — including a $1.6 billion deficit in the current fiscal year as he walks in the door. And […]