XanEdu Receives $325K From The State of MI to Expand Operations

XanEdu Expands in Ann Arbor with $1M Investment and 50 Jobs; Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Company to Incentives, Talent FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MARCH 19, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, XanEdu, Inc. is expanding its operations, investing more than $1 million in Ann Arbor and planning to hire over 50 people. As part of the expansion, XanEdu is consolidating its Michigan and Kentucky operations into its current Ann Arbor headquarters. Currently, XanEdu has 30 employees in Pittsfield Township. The jobs the company will add here will be in management, sales, and IT. A video detailing the company’s expansion is available online: Ann Arbor SPARK helped XanEdu secure $325,000 in Michigan Business Development Program funds to assist with the consolidation. It also connected XanEdu with hiring and training resources offered through Washtenaw Community College. “As part of its efforts to retain and expand businesses in the region, Ann Arbor SPARK has been proactively meeting with XanEdu in recent years,” explained Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. “Throughout the course of our retention work with XanEdu, we’ve connected the company with resources available through the Michigan Economic Development Corp and Washtenaw Community College that have helped it continue to grow in Pittsfield Township, and positioned this region as a natural choice when XanEdu was looking to consolidate its operations in to one location where it could achieve its long-term goals. We are excited that XanEdu can tap in to the support available here, and use those resources to create the jobs and investment that will grow our economy.” XanEdu, Inc., compiles and...

XanEdu and AcademicPub Finalize Merger

Industry Leaders XanEdu and SharedBook Complete Merger and Become the First and Only Unified Solution for Sourcing, Creating, and Delivering Best-in-class Digital and Print Custom Materials Worldwide ANN ARBOR, MI, May 14, 2014 (PRNEWSWIRE) – XanEdu, Inc. TM and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPub TM, today announced the completion of their previously announced merger. The deal creates the industry’s only unified solution that combines best-in class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum. XanEdu is the nation’s leading full-service provider of custom course materials through campus bookstores, academic programs, and faculty. Over 1,000 institutions and more than 630,000 students use XanEdu course materials each year. Professors and college bookstores rely on XanEdu to help them through the challenging process of finding custom content outside of traditional textbooks, clearing copyright permissions, and delivering a dynamic digital experience for students. Course materials are made available to students in print, and in digital format via the myXanEdu content delivery platform, the most robust and award-winning student experience for interacting with course packs and custom books online and on tablets. AcademicPub is the leading provider of self-service technology used by faculty to quickly source, aggregate and order custom course materials online, enabling faculty to build course packs in minutes.  The company has accumulated the largest library of over 12 million copyright-cleared content items, from 265 of the most respected academic publishers of books and journals, from which professors can preview and select. Professors may also upload their own materials or search the web to include additional items via the platform.  Within minutes, fully cleared and composed custom course packs are available and ready for...