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Estrakon

3924 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Matt Shumate

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
None yet, but I am working on scheduling some through Ann Arbor SPARK.

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Palmer Promotional Products in St. Clair Shores. I can't remember how we found them.

Where did you find your first employee?
We found our first employee at Washtenaw Community College.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We have private investors.

What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
Michigan is working on being the hotbed for LED lighting for all applications in the near future. Ann Arbor has a great university and a growing number of high-tech companies popping up in the area as of late.

If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
Well, we are trying to do our part to change the state of the economy in this region by employing more people, but we can't do it alone. We could certainly use to have more types of industries move into the state, as we have been forever reliant on the automotive industry to carry us through the past century. It is beyond time to diversify.


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