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Companies in Ionia, Oak Park and Spring Lake, Michigan, Plan Expansion

June 1, 2018 |

Three companies are planning expansions in The Great Lake State with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation reported the projects are expected to generate $13.6 million in total private investment and create 243 jobs in … Read More

Michigan continues to take the lead in autonomous vehicle legislation

March 6, 2018 |

Michigan, whose emerging industries put the world on wheels a century ago, is leading the way in the next evolution of driving: autonomous vehicles.

The Great Lakes State has propelled itself to the forefront nationally with the creation of the … Read More

Can Detroit become a textile manufacturing hub? Industry professionals think so

December 6, 2017 |

Two years ago, Steve Mazur and Eric Huang, co-founders of Detroit-based Ash & Erie, makers of shirts for shorter men, were searching for suppliers to produce their classic woven, button-down shirts in Detroit. They soon learned it was impractical and took … Read More

Michigan’s manufacturing past is fueling its tech future

October 9, 2017 |

From Detroit to Grand Rapids, a new economy is emerging. Michigan’s struggles have played out on the world’s stage. Just after the turn of the century began what’s referred to as the state’s lost decade, the economy faltered, oil prices … Read More


August 3, 2017 |

Detroit’s story as a comeback city has been well documented over the past few years, as a growing number of innovative tech startups and small business owners transform the Motor City’s image into a hotbed for young talent with entrepreneurial … Read More

Manufacturing Investment Creates New Detroit Auto Jobs

August 2, 2017 |

Detroit is synonymous with manufacturing. America’s manufacturers built the city. For over a century, manufacturers’ factories have produced the cars which move the world and the jobs that drive Detroit. Their investment made Detroit the Motor City.

Now a new … Read More

Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan

July 25, 2017 |

Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan have been named the Top Manufacturing States in a new rankings category in Business Facilities‘ 13th Annual Rankings Report.  IN, WI and MI finished one, two and three, respectively, in a ranking based on the percentage of the state’s workforce employed by manufacturing.

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June 13, 2017 |

Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role. Yet despite all the concerns raised about factory jobs leaving the country, all but 18 of the country’s 70 largest metropolitan regions have seen an … Read More