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Founders

Company

GlobalAutoIndustry

101 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 1400
Troy, MI 48084

Ron Hesse

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Our first customer was Butzel Long.

Where did you find your first employee?
We found him via business relationships.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
Thus far, we have received our funding from small angel investments and sales.

What is one thing Michigan does better or has going for it that other more successful regional economies don't?
We have lots of outdoor recreational opportunities.

If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
Two things. First, we need to stop promoting the fact that only labor union workers or blue collar workers are working hard. White collar workers work just as hard, but don't get the credit/have that reputation. Second, we need more capital for entrepreneurs, via both formal and informal processes, such as angel investors and venture capital. Just remember, the last quarter of last year $6 billion was invested nationwide in companies. How much got invested in Michigan? Michigan companies got peanuts.



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