November 2015

​Nevshehir: Cuba is a new frontier for U.S. companies

By Noel Nevshehir | Automation Alley | 11/4/2015

In a recent Detroit News editorial, Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley’s director of international business services, discusses the normalization of relations and restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, and what that means for U.S. companies interested in exploring business opportunities there in the future.  

Five characteristics of winning innovators

By Lisa Vallee-Smith | Airfoil Group | 11/18/2015

Innovation is an equal-opportunity phenomenon. The public and the media tend to restrict the term “innovative companies” to startups from Silicon Valley and the Northwest, but business leaders in Seattle aren’t the only ones who go sleepless developing great ideas into great brands. 

Michigan Matters: U.S. Restores Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 11/25/2015

Automation Alley’s Executive Director Ken Rogers and Director of International Business Noel Nevshehir were featured on CBS Detroit’s Michigan Matters program on Sunday to discuss the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba with Dana McAllister of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and host Carol Cain. The segment focused on new opportunities for U.S. companies looking to do business in Cuba and how Automation Alley’s trade mission to Cuba in 2016 will help Michigan companies explore this new frontier.  

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