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Why Mobile Technology Matters to Michigan

The demand for access to information and applications through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices running Google Android, Windows, RIM's Blackberry and other operating systems is surging among consumers and businesses. Additionally, the capabilities that are now feasible as a result of Bluetooth, GPS, QR code, Near-field Communication and Augmented Reality technology are changing the way we manage our lives and operate our businesses.
The massive growth in the adoption rates of these technologies around the world has significant implications for how we communicate, how business is conducted, and the impact it will have on every other existing industry.  Every day, businesses are learning more about the ways mobile technology can be used to increase their productivity and lead to increased profitability.  Therefore, the potential impact on Michigan is substantial as a result of its growing mobile technology community and the jobs and small businesses it is creating.
In the next few years, look for Michigan's mobile technology community to have significant impact on the following industries here in Michigan, nationally, and globally: 
  • automotive
  • healthcare
  • education
  • general manufacturing
  • retail
  • marketing / advertising
  • real estate
  • logistics
  • transportation management
  • financial services / banking
  • gaming
  • travel
  • data security
  • business / consumer security
  • telecom
  • entertainment
  • consumer services
  • business services
  • many, many more!

Industry Impact on Michigan

A recent study by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation indicates that for every job created in Michigan's mobile technology industry, 3.9 additional jobs area created in the state in other industries.  MEDC furhter indicates that the mobile industry job creation factor of 3.9 is significantly higher than that for most other industries, and is comparable to the job creation factor for the manufacturing industry.  Putting this in perspective, this means that the mobile industry can achieve a similar level of positive impact on Michigan's economy as the manufacturing industry, if new jobs are created in our sector.