MICHIGAN'S AUTO AND MOBILITY ASSETS
Why Southeast Michigan?
More than 2,200 facilities conduct automotive research, design, engineering, testing and validation in the state of Michigan.
Michigan is home to 96 of the top 100 suppliers to North America.
Since 2009, Michigan has received $29 billion in OEM and supplier investment, more than three times any other state.
More than $12 billion is spent on automotive R&D annually – 72 percent of the U.S. total.
Michigan leads the nation in the number of legislation passed and USDOT funded projects for connected and automated vehicle testing.
More than 113,000 engineers are employed and driving innovation in Michigan.
Michigan workers manufactured nearly 1.8 million vehicles across 22 models, accounting for 17 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 11.3 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.
View MICHauto's interactive Automobility Asset Map to see exactly why Michigan is the nation's leader in automobility research, development and investment.