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The Place to Be for IT

In Detroit, manufacturing has gone high-tech. The Detroit Region is an IT hotbed, where the convergence of automotive manufacturing and software development is creating an environment where the IT sector thrives. The region’s highly recruited, educated, and skilled workforce helps businesses succeed. Each year, a few thousand computer science professionals graduate with certificates and degree from the many institutions throughout the region. These emerging professionals, employees, and businesses in the Detroit Region have access to the region’s unique local resources and support.

Top 5 Fastest Growing Occupations, 2015-2020

Occupation2015 Jobs2020 JobsChange% Change
Computer Occupations, All Other
4,5877,3112,72459%
Information Security Analysts9441,16622224%
Software Developers, Applications
18,38722,6974,31023%
Graphic Designers2,8283,14832011%
Computer Systems Analysts10,89711,3354384%
Source: EMSI

Top 10 Largest IT Companies in the Detroit Region, 2019

CompanyLocationRevenue ($000,000) 2017
Syntel Inc.Troy$923.8
Logicalis Inc.Bloomfield Hills$586.5
MSX International Inc.Detroit526.0
Tata Technologies Ltd.Novi417.7
Acro Service Corp.Livonia354.1
Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc.Detroit340.0
Altair Engineering Inc.Troy333.3
HTC Global Services Inc.Troy320.0
Compuware CorpDetroit250.0
Stefanini Inc.Southfield227.0
Source: Crain's Detroit Business

The Detroit Region is home to an educated and skilled workforce.

More than 60 institutions in Michigan offer computer and information sciences and support services certificates and degrees, graduating more than 4,000 candidates each year. The 10 leading institutions account for more than half of the certificates and degrees earned in the Detroit Region.

10 Leading Computer and Information Technology Institutions in the Detroit Region by Certificates and Degrees Conferred, 2018

InstitutionDegrees ConferredCertificates ConferredTotal Conferred
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Flint Campuses1,283541,337
Baker College – All Campuses2311232
Washtenaw Community College80111191
Oakland University1880188
Wayne State University12812140
Henry Ford Community College5848106
Eastern Michigan University 992101
Macomb Community College722498
Lawrence Technological University84286
Oakland Community College572986
Source: EMSI

Unique local resources support emerging professionals, talented employees, and growing businesses throughout the Detroit Region.

Ann Arbor SPARK

Ann Arbor’s engine for economic development that provides entrepreneur education and training and a business incubator program for innovative start-ups and technology companies.

Automation Alley

Michigan’s leading technology business association.

Detroit Labs

An immersive training experience in software and mobile development with Detroit Labs.

ExperienceIT

A partnership between leading tech companies, workforce agencies, and educational institutions.

Grand Circus

Training program that offers 10-week coding boot camps.

Green Garage

Office and workshop rental space and business incubator.

ISACA – Detroit Chapter

Local chapter of worldwide association of IS governance professionals.

Lear Entrepreneurial Center

An entrepreneurial certificate program administered by the College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University.

Lift

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow is a public-private partnership to develop and deploy advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce.

Merit Network Inc.

America’s longest-running regional research and education network that serves educational communities in Michigan.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology

A non-profit organization that provides mentoring, networking, and support for women working in technology.

MiTechNews

The largest and most influential Michigan digital resource for entrepreneurial and technology news, insight, and community.

Oakland University

Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation

OU INCubator

A SmartZone Business Accelerator focused on the IT sector.

Sisters Code

A Detroit organization committed to helping bridge the technology gender gap by providing women with the tools they need.

Society of Information Management – Detroit Chapter

Local chapter of IT leaders.

TechTown

Detroit’s business innovation hub.

Telecommunications Association of Michigan

Michigan’s most effective trade association serving the telecommunications, broadband, and networking industry.

University of Michigan

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Michigan Information Interaction Lab 

Walsh College

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Wayne State University

Department of Information Systems Management

Research Labs

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