Manufacturing Week Highlights High Skill, High Paying Jobs

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 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