Software Development & Programming

Data Processing & Storage

System Design

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.

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    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

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    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.

    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMSI, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Regional Chamber, Forbes, CompTIA  Note: Google quote from Detroit News article June 10th, 2019