The Auto Industry in Michigan

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Michigan’s Automotive Industry is Alive and Well

Not only is the Detroit region the birthplace of the automotive industry, it currently produces more cars and trucks than any other state in the country. In 2017, more than 2.0 million cars and trucks rolled off 11 Michigan assembly lines – over 1.7 million at assembly plants located in the Detroit region. Including suppliers, there are over 1,600 automotive-related manufacturing establishments in Michigan.  The state is also home to 17 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) headquarters or technology centers.

See what you missed at the MICHauto Summit, Dec. 5 – 6, 2017.


Top 10 Reasons Why Michigan is Auto

  • More than 2,200 facilities conduct automotive
    research, design, engineering, testing and
    validation in the state of Michigan.
  • Michigan is home to 96 of the top 100 suppliers to
    North America.
  • Eleven assembly plants account for 20 percent of all U.S.
    production, more than any other state.
  • Since 2010, Michigan has recieved $25 billion in OEM
    and supplier investment, more than any other state or
    province in North America.
  • More than $10 billion spent on automotive R&D annually–
    75 percent of the U. S. total.
  • Nearly 115,000 engineers are employed and driving
    innovation in Michigan, more than any other state.
  • First in mobility-related patents (data processing,
    vehicles, navigation, relative location) with 2,583 patents
    awarded over the past five years.
  • Michigan has produced one automotive patent per day
    for the past 50 years.
  • Leading the nation in connected vehicle projects at 49.
  • First state in the nation to legalize self-driving vehicles,
    including ride-sharing services on public roads.

While Michigan’s automotive industry is roaring back, there is no time to take it for granted. As one of the most dynamic and advanced – the automotive industry is also one of its most sought after.


Michigan Matters: Mobility In the Motorcity

MICHauto’s Glenn Stevens sat down with CBS’s Detroit’s Carol Cain, the Detroit Auto Dealers Assn’s Rod Alberts, and Techstars Mobility’s Ted Serbinski in December 2017 to discuss the state of the auto industry in Michigan:


Driven

More than a century ago, the Detroit region put the world on wheels and changed the transportation landscape forever. The modern automotive industry was built here. Today this ecosystem has grown into the densest cluster of automotive assets on the planet. And while Detroit remains the traditional center of the global automotive industry, it is now aggressively leading the industry’s evolution towards a connected, shared, electric and autonomous future.

The region—an 11-county area with a population of 5.4 million people and more than 300,000 businesses—is home to 16 global automakers, more than 1,800 suppliers, innovative technology, a growing mobility startup and venture capital ecosystem, and numerous connected and automated vehicle research projects and initiatives. Detroit is the global leader in next-generation mobility and is well-positioned to change the way the world moves people, goods and services over the next 100 years. Driven chronicles that story.

Together we will capture and tell the stories of talent, investment, innovation and emerging assets that are shaping our mobility future. No one moves the world like Detroit and no one tells the story like Driven. If you are interested in being a part of the narrative, subscribe today.

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    • Executive Director, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive & Mobility Initiatives
    • gstevens@detroitchamber.com
    • 313.596.0323
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