The Detroit Region is a premier advanced manufacturing hub
From additive manufacturing to defense to the food and beverage industry, the Detroit Region is leading the United States in manufacturing growth. More and more, prominent manufacturing companies are benefiting from Detroit’s automotive expertise and integrating automated technology into their own production process.
Around the globe, companies are deploying Industry 4.0 technologies into the traditional manufacturing landscape—and the Detroit Region is at the forefront. Compared to the U.S. average, the Detroit Region has twice as many smart manufacturing businesses and over 28,000 industrial robots deployed in smart plants across the state, accounting for more deployed robots than any other state in the U.S.
The Detroit Region is an especially ideal location for smart manufacturers because it provides access to advanced production capabilities, highly skilled talent, plentiful natural resources, and key business markets. Detroit is a leading advanced manufacturing sector, ranked the No. 1 metro in the industry for both talent concentration and affordability. And thanks to the region’s robust business ecosystem, companies can design, manufacture, test, and deliver their products all from one convenient location.
With the innovative talent and technologies to elevate your business, the Detroit Region is the smart choice for any successful manufacturer.
Frequently Requested Smart Manufacturing Information:
2019 Smart Manufacturing Facts
Largest Production Workforce
In Talent Affordability
Compared to Peer Locations
In Concentration of Production Workers
Among Regions with More Than 100,000 Workers
Annual Industry-Related Graduates
Within a 5-Hour Drive
More Than Any Other State
Resources and Data
Smart Manufacturing Cluster Overview
Smart Manufacturing Business Case Overview
Smart Manufacturing Interactive Story Map
Chamberlain Marketing Group
General Dynamics Land Systems
I Am Detroit Clothing
The Lip Bar
National Food Group
Valentine Distilling Co.
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