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Innostate, Pure Michigan Business Connect Introduce General Electric Global Research to Southeast Michigan’s Advanced Manufacturers

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Innostate program partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) program to facilitate a two-day visit to suppliers in Southeast Michigan by General Electric Global Research last month. As part of the effort, 13 pre-selected companies traveled to GE’s Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Van Buren Township and toured the manufacturer’s shop floor. Several InnoState companies that met with GE included Roush Industries and Protomatic. 

GE Global Research has sought out Southeast Michigan manufacturers as partners due to the quality of the regional supply chain. GE Global Research provides innovative technology for all of GE’s businesses. Global Research has developed some of GE’s most important technology over the company’s history, including work in medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines and lighting.

The Chamber originated and developed the “Connection Point” program, which joined with PMBC in December of 2012, and is a strategic partner of PMBC programming in Southeast Michigan. For more information on PMBC, click here.

The InnoState program, administered by the Chamber and three partner organizations, serves the 10-county region by providing expertise in manufacturing supply base, company matchmaking, technology and talent connections to  innovation-driven manufacturers. To learn more about InnoState, click here.