Automation Alley gets $395K for International Business Center

Automation Alley is moving forward with
plans to build an International Business Center in Troy, now that Uncle
Sam is helping foot the bill.

The economic development agency
recently received a $394,800 federal earmark for the project. That’s on
top of the $285,000 in federal funds it received for the project last
year.

The new center will be an expansion of Automation Alley’s
current offices in Troy. It will serve as a soft landings center for
international businesses looking to do business in Metro Detroit.
Detroit’s TechTown business incubator already has employed such a
program successfully.

The new addition will feature new
technologies that will make it easier for foreign companies to do
business here, such as holding virtual meetings. Planning for the
project has begun.

Source: Automation Alley
Writer: Jon Zemke