The Craig Fahle Show

Metro Detroit Tech Sector Employment Up 15 Percent

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Automation Alley released its Technology Industry Report today. Kelly Kozlowski breaks down the findings for us.

Takeaways from the Tech Jobs Report

- Employment in metro Detroit is up 15 percent from the previous year’s study.

- Metro Detroit’s technology sector added more than 30,000 jobs.

Schools in the metro Detroit region graduated more students in the areas of engineering and engineering technology than any other region in the study, with more STEM graduates and computer science graduates than Silicon Valley.

Michigan leads the nation in the advanced automotive industry, with a concentration of employment in metro Detroit that is 6.5 times the national average and a concentration in Grand Rapids that is 3.5 times the national average.

Nearly 10 percent of total employment in the metro Detroit area is tech-related.