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MTEC SmartZone Renovation is “Green” - Michigan Technological University Lakeshore Center – Now LEED Certified.

HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 1, 2012) – In 2009, MTEC SmartZone received grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the renovation and redesign of Michigan Tech’s Lakeshore Center. MTEC SmartZone, the first floor tenant of the building, worked closely with U.P. Engineers & Architects to ensure the 2010 building renovation was as “green” as possible, based on a contingency for the grant monies.


War for Talent: Companies Compete for Talented Engineers: MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University offer a great student insourcing model that can help companies win the war.

HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 21, 2012) – The term ‘War for Talent’ was first popular in the late 1990s, and it has resurfaced again because our new knowledge-based economy has created an urgency for talent in technology fields. Companies are desperate for engineers and are looking to research universities for the most innovative minds and freshest talent.


MTEC SmartZone Announces Three New Board Members Business leaders to serve, fulfill 2020 vision

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 12, 2012) – MTEC SmartZone recently appointed three new business leaders to its Board of Directors: Dinah Adkins, author and former President and CEO of the National Business Incubation Association; Peter W. Farner, Partner in TGap Ventures, an early stage Michigan-based venture firm; and Dave Haviland, founder of Phimation and expert consultant for Stage 2 businesses.


MTEC SmartZone Announces Marilyn Clark as New CEO

HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 8, 2011) – MTEC SmartZone Board of Directors announces today Marilyn Clark as Chief Executive Officer. The local experienced business woman will lead MTEC SmartZone through its next phase of growth.


Talented Engineering Students Perfect Fit for MTEC SmartZone Technology Companies

Houghton, Michigan (November 11, 2011) – Businesses growing in MTEC SmartZone are seeing many benefits as they hire bright, innovative technology students from Michigan Technological University. Engineering students have proven to be a very capable workforce, enabling companies to save money, maintain quality and help boost the local economy.


Students to Compete in Annual Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch

HOUGHTON, Michigan (November 8, 2011) – The annual Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch Competition will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011, in Fisher 139 on the campus of Michigan Technological University. The deadline to register is this Friday, November 11. The competition is open to both Michigan Tech and Finlandia University students.


AMAZING SUCCESS: Entrepreneur Support Center Assists 33 Entrepreneurs in 6 Months

HANCOCK, Michigan (November 7, 2011) – The Entrepreneur Support Center (ESC) opened last spring to provide local entrepreneurs with an office and mentors to guide them. The ESC, located on the sixth floor of the Jutila Center, was made possible through a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) grant and collaboration between MTEC SmartZone and Finlandia University business incubators.

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