Southeastern Michigan Manufacturing Jobs Outpace National Average

According to an article by BRENNA HOUCK of dbusiness,Southeastern Michigan manufacturing jobs are recovering more quickly than the national average, based on an analysis by Oakland University’s Jonathan Silberman, a professor of economics. Silberman credits the Big Three automakers with fueling the recovery. 

“Two factors behind the renaissance are the desire by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler to move suppliers and production closer to (their respective) corporate headquarters and the growing importance of research and development to the automotive industry,” says Silberman. “Southeastern Michigan is the epicenter of automotive R&D in the U.S. that spans advanced electronic and IT components, electric and hybrid car technologies, and automatic guidance systems. Innovation in these realms has the possibility to crossover into other industries generating more economic growth.” Read More

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