A terrific base of talent with a strong work ethic makes Michigan a very powerful place to do business.
Michigan is one of the nation’s premier brain power centers, boasting a workforce with a combination of skills and work ethic unmatched anywhere else in the world. When businesses recruit and hire in Michigan, they draw from a diverse and rich pool of engineers, technicians, researchers, scientists, programmers, and skilled trades people.
Michigan’s expert workforce is backed by a strong state commitment to education and Michigan workforce development through training and skills updating. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation can help businesses, large and small, international and domestic, and high-tech and traditional tap Michigan’s rich talent pool.
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A current of human capital runs swift in Michigan providing businesses a competitive advantage.
Few places in the world can match the depth of talent Michigan has in a number of diverse industry sectors. Whether it’s the state’s highest concentration of advanced manufacturing talent in the U.S., or a number-seven ranking for science and engineering occupations, or a number-four U.S. ranking for engineering graduates, Michigan businesses, colleges, universities and technical institutes consistently turn out the best and the brightest. At a local level, dozens of Michigan communities have received world-wide recognition as regional hot-spots for knowledge-industry and “new economy” workers including: Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Kalamazoo. More Talented and Skilled Workforce: Universities & Colleges
Michigan is synonymous with educational excellence.
Michigan’s network of 15 public universities, more than 50 independent universities and colleges and 28 community colleges provides a deep well of potential employees and research know-how. Thanks to the magnetic pull of our excellent universities, companies in diverse industry sectors like alternative energy, automotive R&D, life sciences and homeland security and defense are locating and growing in communities across the state. More Talented and Skilled Workforce: Commitment to Workforce and Training.
University of Michigan #1 ranked public university in North America- Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-2011, Top 200
University of Michigan #1 ranked public university in North America