Information Technology

Information Technology

Metro Detroit’s high-tech industries support an abundant workforce for the Information Technology (IT) sector. With highly recruited, educated, and skilled workers, businesses in the Detroit region have the opportunity to thrive.

Top 5 Fastest Growing Occupations, 2015-2020

Occupation2015 Jobs2020 JobsChange% Change
Computer Occupations, All Other4,5877,3112,72459%
Information Security Analysts9441,16622224%
Software Developers, Applications18,38722,6974,31023%
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.Troy923.8
Logicalis Inc.Bloomfield Hills586.5
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 technology 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 University992101
Macomb Community College722498
Lawrence Technological University84286
Oakland Community College572986
Source: EMSI

Local resources support emerging professionals, talented employees, and growing businesses throughout the Detroit region

Ann Arbor SPARK

Ann Arbor’s engine for economic development 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.


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

Grand Circus

Training program that offers 10-week coding boot camps.

Green Garage Detroit

A business incubator that includes office and workshop rental spaces.

ISACA – Detroit Chapter

Detroit region chapter of worldwide associations of IS governance professionals.

Lear Entrepreneurial Center

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


Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) 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.


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

Oakland University

The school of Engineering and Computer Science has a Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation on the Oakland University campus.


A SmartZone Business Accelerator in collaboration with the city of Rochester Hills, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and industry partners that is focused on the IT sector.

Sisters Code

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

Society of Information Management (SIM) – Detroit Chapter

The Detroit Chapter offers senior-level IT leaders the opportunity to connect with peers in the region via educational, networking, and special events.


Detroit’s business innovation hub.

Telecommunications Association of Michigan

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

Notable educational institutions and programs in the Detroit region are listed below

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