Michigan Still a Leading State for Industrial R&D
According to 2006 data released by the National Science Foundation last week, Michigan retains 2nd place among the states for overall industrial R&D spending at $16.5 billion. It is also No. 2 for industrial R&D intensity, which is the ratio of industry-based R&D to gross state product. Massive investment by industry in Michigan supports North America’s largest research apparatus, more than 330 auto-related tech and R&D centers here representing the world’s most innovative manufacturers and suppliers.