From Michigan Development Guide 2023

Welcome to Michigan


ear Reader,

Michigan is the full package, from our business-friendly environment to an exceptional quality of life for you and your workforce.

As you leaf through the pages of our state guide, you’ll find that Michigan's economic landscape is as varied as the colors of autumn that paint our forests each year. Our robust automotive industry, spearheaded by the "Big Three" – Ford, General Motors and Stellantis – has evolved to embrace cutting-edge technology, including electric vehicles and autonomous driving, while attracting companies from across the globe to support the state's battery and semiconductor supply chain. With a rich history of innovation, Michigan is a fertile ground for your business to flourish, bolstered by our state's commitment to supporting a variety of industries such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, life sciences, professional services and agribusiness.

True to our Midwestern work ethic, Michigan talent is simply built different. Grounded in our tenacious spirit and determination to succeed, we understand the value of hard work. Our diverse workforce boasts both well-educated and skilled labor providing your business with skills you need to succeed. And as Michiganders, we’re always looking for solutions. In support of Michigan’s surging mobility sector, we’ve helped forge public-private partnerships to build a talent pipeline that meets the economic needs of today and tomorrow with the largest-ever campaign to promote EV careers and recruit talent.

As you build your business in Michigan, you will also discover a quality of life that is second to none. The Great Lakes State is full of natural beauty, from the picturesque beaches of Lake Michigan to the lush forests of our Upper Peninsula. The variety of vibrant cities and charming towns never disappoints, from Detroit to Grand Haven and Ann Arbor to Marquette, each offering their own distinct arts, culture and entertainment. Wherever you go across our two pleasant peninsulas, you’ll find communities that proudly embrace our Pure Michigan way of life.

In Michigan, we pride ourselves on our commitment to fostering a healthy work-life balance. With access to exceptional healthcare networks, top-notch centers of learning and low cost-of-living, your employees can thrive both professionally and personally. As the sun sets and casts its golden glow on our freshwater shorelines, Michiganders from all walks of life come together to enjoy the fruits of their labor, forming a strong and diverse community.

We are confident Michigan is the ideal location for your business to prosper, and we are eager to support you in this exciting endeavor. Our state's economic development team is available to provide guidance, resources and incentives tailored to your unique needs. As you read on, we invite you to visit our beautiful state and experience firsthand the countless opportunities Michigan has to offer.



Team Michigan

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