Automation Alley’s 2015 Technology Industry Report reveals Metro Detroit’s tech economy remains strong, growth trending upward
Southeast Michigan remains competitive as one of the nation’s leading high-tech hubs, and job creation in the region is trending upward for the coming years, according to Automation Alley’s recently released Technology Industry Report.
With data compiled by the Anderson Economic Group of East Lansing, Automation Alley’s Technology Industry Report benchmarks the metro Detroit region against 14 other high-tech hubs across the nation, in terms of job creation, business creation, innovation and education. It also serves as a tool for attracting talent and investment to the region.
“This report has the power to drive change in Southeast Michigan because it tells us who we really are as a region. It makes it clear that we are one of the leading centers for technology and innovation in America,” says Kelly Kozlowski, Automation Alley’s senior director.
When benchmarked against the 14 other technology hubs analyzed in the report, metro Detroit ranks:
• 1st nationally in the number of advanced automotive industry jobs and establishments
• 1st nationally in the number of engineering technology degrees earned
• 1st in the Midwest in the concentration of tech-focused jobs
• 1st nationally in the number of architectural and engineering jobs
• 2nd in the Midwest in the number of utility patents issued
• 2nd in the Midwest in the number of technology industry jobs
• 2nd in the Midwest in the number of technology occupation jobs
• 3rd nationally in the percentage of total employment in the technology industry
• 3rd nationally in the number of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees earned
• 3rd in the Midwest in the number of technology establishments
To download the full report, visit automationalley.com.