Posted on 2/11/2015

Automation Alley to host Technology Industry Outlook, Feb. 12

Ken Rogers

Technology may not be the first word that comes to mind when people — particularly those outside Michigan — think of metro Detroit. But we aim to change that. The technology industry in this region is as robust — if not more robust — than that of many other leading tech hubs across the United States, and growth is trending upwards in terms of tech-related job creation.
When we talk about the tech industry in America, we tend to focus on the golden child: Silicon Valley. But we run the risk of overlooking other important technology centers across the nation — even the one in our own backyard — and the things that make them uniquely valuable. (For example, did you know that Dallas has more than 24,000 workers in the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry — more than any other region analyzed in our report? Or that Seattle is home to more than 52,000 software publishers?)
While our Technology Industry Report is designed to compare the technology industry in our region to others across the United States, our primary goal is to help you get acquainted with one of the leading technology centers in America, located right here in the Great Lakes State.
We want to celebrate what it means to be Detroit: home to some of the nation’s top technical talent, a leader in STEM education, a hotbed of automotive industry innovation. We have a lot to be proud of, and we hope you’ll join us in spreading the news that when it comes to technology, metro Detroit is on the map.

About the Author

Ken Rogers | Automation Alley

As executive director of Automation Alley, Ken Rogers oversees strategic planning, all financial and personnel matters and the ongoing activities for Automation Alley on behalf of its nearly 1,000 member organizations across Southeast Michigan.


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