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How Michigan Compares...
The state of Michigan continues to be a prime state for entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and families young and old. See how the great lakes state competes with neighboring states and beyond.
From our strengths in technology and innovation to a business-friendly environment and the Pure Michigan quality of life, Michigan has what it takes to build a championship economy.
Michigan Wins 2021 Manufacturing Gold Shovel Award
Area Development’s Annual Gold & Silver Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes, and promotions that attract new employers and investments in new and expanded facilities.Read More
In addition to 2021’s Golden Shovel Award for manufacturing, Michigan has received Area Development’s Silver Shovel Award (8-12 million population) for the last five years running. Michigan was also awarded Business Facilities’ 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (now Stellantis) expansion.
Michigan Means Success
Michigan State University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr. explains why he chooses to work in Michigan and how MSU and its partners are developing the talent pipeline to serve Michigan and the world.
Quality of Life
Kalamazoo #1 Coolest City in the U.S. with the Lowest Cost of Living
Traverse City Ranked in Top Places to Visit in 2022
Ann Arbor #6 for Best Places to live in the U.S.
Charlevoix as one of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021”
Michigan #4 Best State to Live 2020