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.

Longform John E Lawrence.
Innovation News The Manning-Render family, owners of Booksweet, from left to right: Raymond [they/them], Shaun [he/him], and Truly [she/her].
Innovation News A graphic representing the categories of proposed investments under the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan.
Innovation News A Smooj hard seltzer smoothie.
Innovation News A Zingerman's honey tasting for Rosh Hashanah.

Zingerman's Deli to offer virtual food tasting series


Longform Tech[Inclusive] co-founder Ronda Bergman.
Innovation News Alleyway Project graphic
Innovation News WCC nursing students work with a human simulator.

Free four-week WCC bootcamp to offer immediate health care job placements


Longform Babycakes by Ellen's Fine Goods.

How pop-ups helped save Ann Arbor and Ypsi restaurateurs during COVID


Innovation News Members of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Council.
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