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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.

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