Michigan leads the world in the design, development and production of cars and trucks, and is the home of General Motors, Chrysler Fiat and Ford Motor Company. Our state employs more mechanical and industrial engineers than any other in the U.S. and has the third most engineers of all types in the country. Michigan also is home to 61 of the world’s top 100 automotive suppliers.
Our region offers close proximity to 25 auto assembly facilities and provides your company with a solid customer base. Also, proximity to local businesses such as Nova Chemical, Flint Hills and Dynamic Polymer Solutions would provide raw feed stock nearby for production.
The ordering of robots from North American companies has sharply increased, not only in the automotive sector, but also in non-automotive industries such as semiconductors, life sciences, and food & consumer goods. Technology behind robotic and automated systems touches many industries. Robotics Industries Association (RIA) estimates 230,000 robots are now at use in United States factories, placing the U.S. second only to Japan in robot use.
Michigan’s food and agriculture industry is flourishing. Michigan produces more than 300 commodities on a commercial basis, making our Great Lakes state second only to California in agricultural diversity. We grow everything from cranberries to Christmas trees. We also have a thriving animal agriculture farming community.
As the northern entry point of the NAFTA corridor, St. Clair County makes moving goods, materials and people easy. With multi-modal assets supporting travel by highway, water, air and rail, St. Clair County provides quick and easy access to larger markets in the U.S. and Canada as well as to key suppliers in the automotive, alternative energy and defense industries.