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Michigan is the Leader in Transportation Mobility & Electrification
Michigan is the undisputed global capital of mobility and the preeminent place for automakers and auto suppliers, along with entrepreneurs and innovators leading the way in the mobility and electrification revolution.
of the top 100 automotive suppliers to North America have a presence in Michigan and 71 are headquartered here.
total workers are employed at various Michigan battery manufacturing and OEM locations, the 6th highest in the nation.
Michigan ranks first in the nation for mobility-related patents.
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Chief Mobility Officer, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
Watch: Michigan's Mobility and Electrification Ecosystem
Michigan has been synonymous with transportation innovation for more than a hundred years and is now leading a new generation of innovation that is defining the future of transportation around the world. This innovation, along with the state's infrastructure, talent pool and testing capabilities has allowed Michigan to continue its position as a high tech, global mobility and electrification hub with abundant resources for startups and mobility businesses.
Michigan is home to three world-class testing facilities for mobility technologies
Michigan Mobility Funding Platform
Building upon the success of the PlanetM Mobility Grants, the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and the Michigan Department of Transportation launched the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform to provide grants to mobility and electrification companies looking to deploy their technology solutions in the state of Michigan.Apply Now
Michigan demonstrates its innovative leadership by successfully driving collaboration among public, private and philanthropic partners to advance the state’s mobility ecosystem. The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification supports a comprehensive statewide approach to help government, education and the private sector succeed in growing the mobility and electrification industry in Michigan.
Michigan has one-of-a-kind smart infrastructure
The largest deployment of freeway and surface street Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the United States can be found in Michigan. This includes the construction of 120 miles of a technology-enabled “smart corridors” that will span I-96, I-696, I-94, and US-23. Smart corridors use cameras, sensors and the power of big data to help drivers stay safer, avoid construction, and spend less time in traffic.
Michigan has the first connected vehicle technology freeway work zone in the nation.
miles of roadway equipped for connected vehicle testing. OFME is also leading a new 40 mile CAV connected corridor project.
roadside units for connected vehicles throughout the state.
of Michigan automotive suppliers conduct automated vehicle testing in the state.
Michigan's talent pool is leading the mobility industry
Michigan is ranked No. 1 nationally in concentration of industrial and mechanical engineers, as well as R&D professionals at 3.5 times the national average. The state is also leading the nation in its approach to skilled-trades labor, with a workforce of more than 250,000. Schools and universities in Michigan have specialized programs that focus on automotive technology and design, infrastructure, and other emerging mobility technologies.
MICHAuto is Michigan’s only statewide automotive cluster association that brings together industry stakeholders to collaborate on advocacy and awareness, as well as business and talent attraction and retention. As a PlanetM partner, MICHAuto publishes a yearly Automobility Report showcasing the state's leadership in the mobility industry and its one-of-a-kind automotive and mobility assets.
Use the interactive map below to learn more about the one-of-a-kind mobility assets Michigan has to offer.