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 2014, more than 2.3 million cars and trucks rolled off Michigan assembly lines – over 1.5 million at assembly plants located in the Detroit region. The state is home to 13 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) assembly plants and 35 OEM  component  plants. Including suppliers, there are over 1,700 automotive-related manufacturing establishments in Michigan.

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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 92 of the top 100 suppliers to North America.
  • Since 2010, Michigan has received $27 billion in OEM and supplier investment, more than any other state or province in North America.
  • More than $10 billion is spent on automotive R&D annually – 75 percent of the U.S. total.
  • Michigan leads the nation in the number of projects and legislation passed for connected and automated vehicle testing.
  • Nearly 115,000 engineers are employed and driving innovation in Michigan.
  • Michigan workers manufactured nearly 2.1 million vehicles across 23 models, accounting for 18.5 percent of all U.S. production.
  • The Great Lakes State is first in mobility-related patents (data processing, vehicles, navigation, relative location) with 2,583 patents awarded over the past five years.
  • Over the past five years, automotive-related jobs grew by 16.4 percent and are expected to grow another 3 percent by 2022.
  • Michigan is home to the American Center for Mobility – the world’s first self-driving highway test facility.

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.

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Michigan Is Auto Mobility (Updated May 2017)

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Michigan Is Auto report – Japanese (2013 edition)

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:

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