• Manufacturing Changes Create New Opportunties

    The definition of manufacturing and industry is constantly evolving. By allowing for the development and adaptation of different industrial uses, regional areas can increase retention and attraction of a broad range of business. Industry is a small but significant portion of Northwest Lower Michigan’s economy. The region’s industry mix, however, has changed over the past […]

  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Michigan is recognized as the engineering and design center, or the “brains,” of the worldwide auto industry. That is why the world’s most innovative corporations, including every major vehicle-related manufacturer and supplier, have established tech centers here–more than anywhere else in North America. Meanwhile, as auto production continues to contract, the state’s economy is […]