Manufacturing is very important to Michigan's economy and its workforce and it will continue to be into the future. Innovative changes in advanced manufacturing products and processes here in Michigan have opened the door to exciting and creative new careers in the manufacturing industry in the state. Historically, manufacturing has been the backbone of Michigan's economy, and as manufacturing in Michigan continues to evolve, Michigan's talent is a key component to ensuring this industries success.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) uses its matchmaking expertise to help connect Michigan businesses with export opportunities. MI-STEP, for example, works to increase the number of small business exporters and increases the value of exporters for those who currently trade overseas. See how these Michigan companies grew their respective businesses with the help of the MEDC's export assistance programs.
Pure Michigan business connect is a multi-billion dollar public/private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that connects Michigan businesses by introducing them into the purchasing pipelines of the state's larger companies. Through this Business-to-Business (B2B) network, Michigan companies are encouraged to increase their procurement spending within the state.