According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, every job created in Michigan's Mobile Technology industry creates 3.9 non-mobile-industry jobs in the state.
Innovation, according to Bruce Katz, VP of the Brookings Institution, has always driven economic progress. And the world today is “on the cusp of a tech revolution — self-driving vehicles, smart homes, remote health care.” And the U.S. is in danger of lagging — we’re now No. 45 on the global list of bachelor’s degrees granted in science and engineering.
The thoughts of one CEO who opened a branch of his out-of-state company in Downtown Detroit to take advantage of Michigan's talent, experience and strong work ethic:
Michigan's Technology Profile
According to Dice.com: Detroit has led the nation with the fastest growth in technology job offerings since February 2011 - at 101%.
According to Forbes: Detroit boasts one of the nation's largest concentations of tech workers, nearly 50% above the national average. Additionally, in the past 2 years (2010 - 2011) the region has experienced a solid 7.7% increase in technology jobs, the 2nd highest rate of any metro area in the country.
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a trade association for the mobile industry, including: carriers, manufacturers, hardware developers, software developers, mobile marketing vendors, advertisers, users of the technology, related industries and anyone else interested in Mobile.
Our primary function: to foster cooperation between the various factions of the mobile industry and its professional associations globally, the State of Michigan and its various entities, the investment community, the education community, and technology users to facilitate the in-state growth of the industry with the ultimate goal being sustainable jobs creation and small business development.
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