An alloy manufacturer is moving its Silicon Valley headquarters to the area. Sunnyvale, California-based Arcanum Alloys plans to invest $693,000 to renovate a space in Kentwood, at 4460 44th St. SE, The Right Place said yesterday. The Kentwood location will function as its new headquarters and R&D center. The company also plans to create 25 jobs. The company uses patented technology to produce 20-ton coils for manufacturing companies. Arcanum Alloys chose West Michigan to be closer to its production partner, suppliers and manufacturing customers. Competing locations included Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana. The company worked with The Right Place, a Grand Rapids-based economic development nonprofit, to access incentives and resources in the state. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved a $162,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for the company. The Right Place also connected the company to West Michigan Works! for workforce … [Read more...] about Manufacturer relocating Silicon Valley HQ to West Michigan
Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 8:32 PM EDT Oct 2, 2018 The race to put self-driving vehicles on the road won't happen without input from Michigan and Detroit, at least not according to panelists at the New York Times' TimesTalk in Detroit on Tuesday night. Rebecca Blumenstein, New York Times deputy managing editor, led Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder; Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corp.;Raj Kapoor, chief strategy officer at Lyft; and Sherif Marakby, president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles, through an hour-long talk focused on the "Battle for Autonomous Cars." The panelists made one thing clear: Michigan is a leader in the autonomous vehicle race thanks to testing sites Mcity in Ann Arbor and the sprawling American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, and the companies that test and have headquarters here. But that doesn't mean Michigan's officials and leaders at Ford Motor Co. and other automotive companies don't want to partner … [Read more...] about Experts: Detroit, Silicon Valley should be working together on AVs
/EIN News/ -- SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zephyr Real Estate agent Stella Guinto was a featured speaker at the recent Silicon Valley & International Commercial Real Estate Broker Forum in San Jose. The conference focused on international commercial real estate with emphasis on international investments, real estate developments in San Jose and opportunities for agents working with foreign investors. Two powerful commercial real estate groups joined together to present the forum. The Northern California Chapter of the CCIM Institute, the local arm of the world leader in commercial real estate education and professionalism, and the Asian Real Estate Association of America's Silicon Valley Chapter, representing industry leaders in Asian real estate brokerage and investment, partnered to address over 150 attendees. Stella Guinto participated on the Taxation, Lending & Law panel along with four other local specialists, to discuss successes, challenges and … [Read more...] about Zephyr Real Estate’s Stella Guinto Speaks at Silicon Valley Broker Forum
Idaho, particularly Boise, can become more of a tech hub as places like Silicon Valley lose their luster, but it has to be take advantage of the situation, attendees of the Idaho Technology Council’s develop.idaho conference learned. The two major components making Silicon Valley successful were innovation and entrepreneurship, said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of ... … [Read more...] about Can Idaho leverage Silicon Valley’s problems?
David Welch, Bloomberg Published 4:05 am PDT, Sunday, September 30, 2018 Baidu's autonomous car stands at the company's headquarters in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2016. Baidu's autonomous car stands at the company's headquarters in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Qilai Shen. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Qilai Shen. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Baidu's autonomous car stands at the company's headquarters in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2016. Baidu's autonomous car stands at the company's headquarters in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Qilai Shen. To find China's best driverless technology, look in Silicon Valley 1 / 1 Back to Gallery China's homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. … [Read more...] about To find China’s best driverless technology, look in Silicon Valley