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Ann Arbor SPARK brokers Liebherr-Aerospace expansion in Saline

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Ann Arbor SPARK has made its work practically synonymous with growing start-ups, but the business accelerator is doing more to grow other new economy segments of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The latest example of that is the expansion of Liebherr-Aerospace's operations in Saline. The aerospace supplier is expanding its 100,000-square-foot facility by another 33,000 square feet for landing gear manufacturing. It's an expansion that will mean the hiring of 15-20 new people by next spring.

"We think there are more opportunities to work with companies in the area," says Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. "We want to build an aerospace cluster in this area."

The Ann Arbor area has a number of aerospace companies, mainly clustered around the Ann Arbor airport. This existing base, paired with the area's manufacturing capability, creates a viable opportunity for further growth in the industry.

Source: Paul Krutko, president & CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.
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