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Detroit offers a suite of competitive advantages that make it the ideal location for automotive and mobility companies. Michigan is the anchor of the North American automotive industry, contributing 23% of total U.S. automotive production.

Private investment in Michigan’s automotive industry continues to rise, with over $23 billion invested in the state by suppliers and OEMs since 2010.

Detroit is the epicenter of research and development in the automotive and mobility industries, housing 76 percent of U.S. automotive R&D investment. The region is committed to fostering a skilled workforce in automotive engineering and research. Approximately 90,000 engineers work in Michigan; 6,000 graduate from our universities each year.

Major regional research institutions make substantial contributions to the workforce and to the advancement of the industry: Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, Kettering University, the University of Detroit Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Northwood University and Oakland University all offer specific auto-related career tracks.

Contact Mark Denson, Director of Business Development, for more insight.