Charles A. DeVries, Senior Director, Automation Alley DeVries plays an integral role in the creation and management of economic development programs for Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association. He interfaces with government agencies and officials, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Automation Alley’s 1,000 member organizations to launch high-growth, early stage tech firms and to promote sustainable economic growth in Michigan’s technology sector. DeVries has 17 years of government and community affairs experience with a focus on economic development, high-tech entrepreneurship and higher education.  READ BLOG