FUTURE MANUFACTURERS

Today's manufacturingjobs are
high-tech,
high-skilled &
high-demand.

Manufacturing in West Michigan is thriving and needs talent—now and in the future.  The industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities in engineering and technology, production, logistics and distribution, maintenance, installation and repair, business, management, and administration. 

 

Check out these facts about today’s manufacturing:

  • Every $1 spent in manufacturing creates $1.40 for the U.S. economy. It also supports several other industries — like retail and food service — that are focused on selling goods to consumers.  

 

  • A vibrant manufacturing base leads to more research and development, innovation, productivity, exports, and middle-class jobs. 

 

  • Manufacturers in Michigan account for 19.38% of the total output in the state, employing 14.24% of the workforce.  

 

  • Total output from manufacturing was $102.35 billion in 2018.  

 

  • There are 630,000 manufacturing employees in Michigan with an average annual compensation of $79,320.10