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.

Innovation News Ypsilanti city council member Lois Richardson was among the honorees at last year's Tribute to Women of Achievement.

Ann Arbor event to honor local African-American "Women of Achievement"


Innovation News Participants in last year's Bridging 23 Unity Walk walk through Ann Arbor.
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Experience Ann Arbor as a tech hub at a2Tech360


Feature Story The American Center for Mobility was specifically deigned to put autonomous vehicles through rigorous testing applications. Photo by ACM.

Innovative test facilities advance mobility safety


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Mobility Moments Podcast: Rob Stead, AutoSens


Innovation News A plate of bacon at Camp Bacon 2017.

Zingerman's celebrates 10 years of annual multi-day bacon festival


Innovation News Last year's Hiring Blitz.
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Innovation News A performance at The CoOp.

U-M student launches new music venue in intimate Ann Arbor space


Innovation News Pierrette Widmeyer, Merit Network director of communications.
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A 500th issue letter from the editor


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Skyline High School takes prize in global entrepreneurship contest


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