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Listen to Tom Kelly on WJR and the M2 Techcast

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 5/3/2016

Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s COO and director of entrepreneurship, was recently interviewed on two local technology news broadcasts, WJR’s Internet Advisor and the M2 Techcast. He discussed the latest news from Automation Alley, including investments in local startups through the 7Cs program, the conclusion of the Technical Talent Development Program, and the successful attraction of Chinese plastics company Kingfa to Southeast Michigan.

Automation Alley 2015 Year in Review

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 2/10/2016

Today we are excited to release our Annual Report to share with you our 2015 accomplishments and growth as an organization in the areas of international business, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and advanced manufacturing. 

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.  

​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.  

Beyond the Taco: An Intro to Business Opportunities and Culture in Mexico

By Silvia Alonso | Michigan Mexico Center | 8/10/2015

Today, we’re talking about Mexico. No, not Cancun. Not spring break. Not tacos, or sombreros, or any of the other Chi-Chi’s-inspired imagery that comes to mind when most people think of our neighbor to the south. We’re talking about meaningful opportunities for you business to expand.

Listen: Michigan’s Lt. Gov. Brian Calley discusses doing business in South America

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 5/12/2015

Listen to Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley talk with WJR’s Paul W. Smith on-air about Automation Alley’s Trade Mission to Chile and Columbia and why South America could be the next great place to do business with Michigan. 

Mistakes, mishaps & making friends abroad: stories about going global

By Noel Nevshehir | Automation Alley | 1/28/2015

Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley’s director of international business services, discusses Automation Alley’s trade mission program, some of the biggest mistakes companies make when stepping into exporting for the first time and how individuals can educate themselves on business customs abroad. 

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