Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has it all: the University of Michigan, great shopping, bars and restaurants and amazing concert venues. It also has a vitality that few college towns across the country can boast. It's the kind of city that draws in undergrads and then keeps them for good.

Toss a rock into the air and it'd be hard not to hit a cafe, bistro, or high-tech startup. From its ever-thriving summer Art Fair to its venerable Film Festival, the city consistently tops national quality of life surveys --Forbes, Money/CNN, Sperlings, the list goes on and on. Its school system is first rate, green spaces dominate the landscape and nearly 70% of the population holds a college degree. This small but mighty city is Michigan's leader in innovation.

Feature Story Nicola's Books general manager Meagen Kucaj.

Staying Power: How Nicola's Books has thrived despite book industry turmoil


Innovation News Broadbank Task Force logo
Innovation News A young man participates in the Summer19 "Match Day" event.
Innovation News A screenshot from one of TRUiC's YouTube videos.

Ann Arbor company offering free business startup guides sees huge growth


Feature Story Michelle Peet.
Innovation News A screenshot from a "How to Vote in Michigan" video.
Innovation News Participants in the Desai Accelerator's 2018 Demo Day.

U-M's Desai Accelerator announces new endowment funding, extended program


Feature Story U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality co-chair Jennifer Haverkamp.

How is Washtenaw County responding to the climate crisis?


Innovation News Jose Antonio Vargas.
Innovation News The Superior Greenway began in 1991 with 30 acres and has since expanded to more than 2,800 acres.

Conservancy partnership adds new plot to Superior Greenway


Feature Story The Rosa Parks Transit Center in Detroit
Innovation News A SkySpecs drone.

Ann Arbor's SkySpecs secures $17 million in Series C funding


Innovation News Thomas Lipscomb, PassiveBolt's VP of sales; Colleen Robar, publicist; Kabir Maiga, founder; and Sheena Monnin, director of marketing.
Innovation News A graphic showing the change in flex space vacancies in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor office and flex space vacancy rates hit historic lows


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