Major Employers in Michigan

In Michigan, you’ll find a global network of leading companies across numerous industries. From Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing startups and hundreds of thousands of small businesses, companies of all sizes are driving economic opportunity in every corner of the state.

The Power of Michigan's Business Climate

Pam Klyn, EVP of Corporate Relations and Sustainability at Whirlpool Corporation, explains the innovative ecosystem and talent available in Michigan as factors that have helped propelled their businesses forward for more than 100 years.

Largest Employers Ranked by Total Employment

*Companies with global headquarters in Michigan

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Business & Industry Clusters

Search for businesses in Michigan. Explore industry clusters, find major employers and discover your competitors or customers.

Fortune 500 Companies Prosper in Michigan

Michigan is home to 17 companies on the 2021 Fortune 500 list. These global market leaders represent Michigan’s diverse industries.

Our Talent & Workforce

Michigan is home to a wealth of highly skilled talent. From having the highest concentration of engineers in the nation to a skilled trades workforce that ranks in the top ten nationally, Michigan is preparing the talent needed for the jobs of the future.

Foreign Direct Investment

Michigan is a top global destination for foreign direct investment with more than 1,485 foreign companies comprised of 5,503 locations across the state totaling $11.8 billion in investments between 2016 and 2020.

Michigan’s strengths as an FDI destination continue to receive national recognition, with Michigan ranking number 1 for the fastest FDI job growth over the past five years by Global Business Alliance, and with Detroit ranking as the number 1 metropolitan area for FDI projects by Site Selection magazine.

By matching established and diverse industries with foreign companies that have similar goals, Michigan is the premier gateway for businesses from around the world to expand.

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Michigan Business Success Stories

Hear from Michigan companies of all sizes about the success they have found throughout the state and how MEDC and our partners have helped them reach their business goals.