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Rave Computer

7171 Sterling Ponds Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Rick Darta

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
The Oakland Press.??

Where did you find your first employee?
Our first employee was a family member.

Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Yes, we have done it once so far. ??

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We have not needed outside funding.

What is one thing Michigan does better or has going for it that other more successful regional economies don't?
Our Michigan spirit: We’re not willing to stay in the underdog position. We roll up our sleeves to do whatever it takes to be successful.

It's often said that Metro Detroit and Michigan need to reinvent their economies to be competitive. Are we making those changes, and if so are we making enough of them or doing it fast enough?
Yes, we are making those changes. County governments are starting to work together, and Detroit is becoming a partner, not the 900-pound gorilla in the room. However, bureaucracy is still a problem.

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