It’s Manufacturing Week in Michigan. From September 28th to October 2nd this year, the impact of manufacturing on the state economy is recognized.
It is estimated that manufacturing produces $98.64 billion annually while providing 626,000 jobs from 11,368 manufacturing firms. The Blue Water Area is home to many manufacturing firms, including Tier I automotive suppliers, and advanced manufacturing that supports everything from the medical field to aeronautics. It also supports extensive energy generation and distribution, along with a strong mobility and logistics sector that is uniquely positioned on the I-69 NAFTA international corridor.
For local residents looking for careers in manufacturing, they can explore high-tech, high-skilled, and well-paying careers at going-pro.com. There is financial assistance for job training with the Futures for Frontliners program.
Michigan leads the nation in creating manufacturing jobs, which have increased 42.8% in the last eleven years.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland