After 60 successful years of domestic growth, Hayes Manufacturing wanted to expand internationally but didn’t know where to begin. Enter the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
In a sea of choices, KLA found its match in Michigan where it has access to the talent, business climate and assets it needs to thrive.
When KLA began looking for locations to build its new research and development center in 2018, it was not short on options. Over 350 North American locations were in the running, creating widespread competition and a sea of viable candidates. But in the end, only one stood out as the best place for this Silicon Valley-based corporation to invest. Michigan.
M & R Ventures
Made in Michigan for the past 20 years, M & R Ventures has a reputation for creatively adapting traditional recipes to bring out the best in food quality. Little did they know that its latest endeavor would result in an increased geographic footprint in the state.
Based in another country nearly 800 miles away, MUVE made its way to Michigan to increase mobility options and services for people with disabilities in the Upper Peninsula.
With its world-class technology talent pool, affordability and unbeatable quality of life, Michigan has been the perfect home for Nexient’s first product development center.
For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation and high-tech talent. But in recent years, its reputation has also been associated with less enviable qualities. Astronomical housing costs, snarled traffic and high taxes are making it harder to attract, retain and afford great technical talent in the Bay Area. Many tech companies are considering alternatives. For Silicon Valley custom software development firm Nexient, Michigan has been a great one.