Ann Arbor, Football Rival Of The Ohio State Buckeyes

Michigan Stadium today.
Michigan Stadium today. | Source

High Tech Growth in Ann Arbor

Livingstone and Washtenaw Counties complete make up the Greater Ann Arbor Area.

Ann Arbor is famous as the home of the University of Michigan and for college football rivalries. One major rivalry is between U of M and The Ohio State University and is decades long, a lot of fun, and pretty intense. This particular rivalry is so intense that some non-football fans even get involved, sometimes in a negative way..

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The Historic Michigan Theater in Ann ArborHistoric Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
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Historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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I have witnessed the fact that when U of M plays at OSU's Ohio Stadium, a local criminal element begins destroying dark blue (Michigan colors) cars in the area. I apologize to all Michiganders for such events and can report that the campus and local police and sheriffs' departments have the situation under control with more forces on the streets for these games.

On one recent trip through Ann Arbor, my rental car was red (OSU colors) and a driver in a blue vehicle with the U of M fans' logo on it ran me off the road on I-75 and I was happily unharmed. The plate was from Michigan, but the driver did not appear to be a student or U of M staff member that I could tell -- I wonder how he liked his traffic citation?

I still love Michigan and always will, though; and I find Ann Arbor a friendly city. Technologies are growing the Retail shopping area seems to be expanding on each of my visits.

Historic Michigan Theater

A markerMichigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 -
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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University of Michigan is Growing Local Businesses

Speaking of U of M, Sakti3 is an incubated business from the campus-business cooperation and is led by professor Ann Marie Sastry. She and Sakti3 plan to invest $1.1 million in the business and hire around 115 or more workers.

This new company seeks to commercialize a manufacturing process in Ann Arbor to develop high-power batteries that will withstand tough automotive use. they will be used primarily in eco-friendly electric vehicles. One such battery is planned to be a lithium ion battery for the Volt auto.

Another strong company is led by U of M graduate Bob Cell. This company is MyBuys retailing. MyBuys produces personalized product recommendations to their customers of online retailers, like a Personal Shopper. The MyBuys first office in Ann Arbor includes investments of over $5.4 million and needs to complete hiring got a total of 250 workers initially, with more to be added.

University and Museums, Southeast of the Michigan Theater

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University of Michigan, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Friends & Rivals and Business

The famous rivalry between OSU and Michigan was traced back to a feud from way back in 1835. At this time, the State of Ohio and the Michigan Territory fought a battle (no casualties) over a border dispute called the Toledo War. Yes! - Both sides wanted Toledo and the surrounding areas, likely because the land is near transportation waterways good for business.

Many people think that this border conflict led to the big college football rivalry today. Sports are based on war, we know.

The first RIVAL game between Ohio State and Michigan was played at Ann Arbor in 1897 and won by the U of M Wolverines, who blasted the OSU Buckeyes, 34-0.

In 2003, a US House of Representatives put forth a Resolution to recognize this long standing rivalry as the greatest rivalry in sports history.

Travel, Tourism, Accommodations, Food Service, Retail and other industries' businesses have boomed in both Ann Arbor MI and Columbus OH, because of this great rivalry.

Ann Arbor Is a Busy International Transportation Hub

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Major Attraction: Dance for Mother Earth

Largest MidWest Pow Wow - Ann Arbor, each spring.

Ann Arbor Higher Education

  • Cleary University
  • Concordia University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • The University of Michigan
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Ave Maria School of Law

Descriptions of these schools and their programs can be found at Arbor Web arborweb.com/collegesindex.html.

Sports in Ann Arbor

Besides the Michigan Wolverines, Arbor Web also lists dozens of leagues, casual teams, and individual sports in a comprehensive site. The choices are overwhelming in Ann Arbor.

See Arbor Web above for area for attractions, including over 50 lakes.

Michigan Stadium

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Michigan Stadium on Opening Day 1927

The opening of Michigan Stadium was on October 1, 1927.
The opening of Michigan Stadium was on October 1, 1927. | Source

Best Ann Arbor Companies and Jobs

Largest Employers

The Number One Largest Employer in Ann Arbor and also in Michigan as a state is The University of Michigan; the link takes you to their employment page. Other of the Largest Ann Arbor Area Employers include;

  • The Audiology Div. of the U of M
  • The U of M Medical School
  • TRW Chassis Systems - autos
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Pepsico

Famous Company HQ in Washtenaw County

  • Borders Group, Inc. (books)
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Google AdWords
  • ProQuest - knowledge

Fastest Growing Jobs

  1. Truck drivers, CDL
  2. Public Relations (PR) Mgrs
  3. Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts
  4. Training & Development Mgrs
  5. Dental Assistants
  6. College Level Foreign Language/Literature Teachers
  7. Public Relations (PR) Specialists
  8. Physician Assistants, Including Nurse Practitioners
  9. College Level Vocational Ed. Teachers
  10. Medical Assistants
  11. Physical Therapist Assistants
  12. Network & Computer Systems Admins
  13. Medical Records/Health Info Techs
  14. Home Health Aides [HHAs]
  15. Environmental Engineers

Highest Demand Job Listings

  1. Truck Drivers having a CDL and Owner-Operator Truck Drivers
  2. Retail Sales, Including Health Insurance
  3. Clerical Support Jobs
  4. Program Managers - IT and Other Engineering
  5. Caregivers
  6. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
  7. Patient Care Techs and Patient Services workers
  8. Medical Assistants
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  10. University of Michigan - Several fields. See www.umich.edu.
  11. Pharmacy Technicians
  12. Physician Assistants - Includes many Nurse Practitioners

Top 10 Strongest Jobs with the Most Openings Long-Term

  1. Healthcare Practitioners/ Technicians: Growing through 2100.
  2. Education, Training, Library Jobs
  3. Food Preparation & Service
  4. Sales and Related, including Sales Supervisors - indicates good retail trade.
  5. Transport & Materials Moving
  6. Office & Administrative Support Positions
  7. Registered Nurses [RNs]: Growing very quickly.
  8. Management Occupations: All fields
  9. Construction & Extraction Jobs
  10. Business and Financial Operations Jobs.

Easy Job Search

Local Job Search Links

  1. Ann Arbor Jobs
  2. Ann Arbor, MI Jobs on SnagAJob
  3. Ann Arbor Diversity Employment

MichiganWorks!™ No Worker Left Behind.- GREEN JOBS INITIATIVE

MichiganWorks! Provides 5 separate offices in the 2-county area to assist with employment needs. These offices also offer assistance and connections with childcare, transportation, and dozens of training facilities and other services in this area of the state at http://www.michiganworks.org/.

© 2008 Patty Inglish

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

It's nice to see there is hope in Michigan! For too many years here in Illinois we've seen lots of Michigan licence plates as people migrated in search of work.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

I think some people that feel they cannot be retrained for other work when their plant closes down do actually have to move someplace else. For some others, they receive training for which there are no jobs. Someone needs to coordinate these efforts so that more Michigan residents can be matched with good jobs. And, I think more businesses need to move into the state faster. An Arbor is doing OK, but parts of Detroit are destitute. The Detroit casinos do big business every time I visit the city, though - I walk through and am amazed.


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A2JinMI 7 years ago from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Great positive article about a great city!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Michigan beat OSU this past weekend. OSU probably will have a new coach.

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