Software Development & Programming
Data Processing & Storage
Detroit’s technology talent is embedded in every industry – from agriculture to manufacturing to professional services. The world’s largest technology companies – Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Microsoft – have all recognized the Detroit Region’s value are investing in the region. Detroit’s tech talent has been growing rapidly for several years, most recently ranking as the 9th fastest region for technology job growth. Addressing the region’s fast-growing technology talent needs are 34 colleges and universities, including the seventh-best undergraduate computer engineering program in the nation, housed at the University of Michigan. The Detroit Region is well suited to help the world’s leading digital technology companies position themselves for growth and a sustainable future.
5-Year Historic Growth
Lower Labor Costs Relative to Top Regions
5-Year Forecasted Growth
Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Conferred
183,000 STEM workers, the second fastest-growing major metro
18 tech companies in the Detroit region were ranked on the Inc. 5000 in 2019
UNICORN COMPANIES WERE BORN IN THE REGION’S TECH ECOSYSTEM – STOCKX, DUOSECURITY & RIVIAN
workers IN COMPUTER SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
UNICORN COMPANIES BORN IN THE REGION’S TECH ECOSYSTEM – STOCKX, DUO SECURITY & RIVIAN
Regional Investment Spotlight
Google and Waymo Invest in Ann Arbor and Detroit
Google announced plans to invest $17 million to expand its Detroit and Ann Arbor-based operations. The Ann Arbor expansion added significant sales and technical support jobs to the region. The Detroit location will support Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, and will invest more than $13 million to manufacture self-driving cars out of a new facility, creating nearly 400 jobs.
“There is extraordinary talent across country; there is extraordinary talent in Michigan,” People love to live here. So in our view, as we grow, we want to grow where there is extraordinary talent pools. This is home to us and we’re excited to build on it.”
– Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer Google and Alphabet Inc.