Michigan’s Only Automotive Cluster Association

MICHauto promotes, retains, and grows Michigan’s signature industry
as the state’s only automotive and mobility cluster association.

Michigan Is Automobility Report: The Home For Automotive Talent And The Industry’s Electric Future

MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, released its annual Michigan is Automobility report, which comprehensively explores the state of the automotive and mobility industry in Michigan. The report shows the remarkable strength and resilience of the industry in Michigan despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a global supply chain disruption of semiconductor chips, and a labor shortage.

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Cost Of Living – Why Michigan?

When considering career choices, it’s important to consider location. Students and young professionals may like the idea of living in California – beaches, sun, and warm weather – however, they need to consider the cost of living and the lifestyle they want to maintain. MICHauto created a cost comparison, highlighting the difference in cost of living for an engineer in Detroit, versus one in Los Angeles. 

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Read the Latest Report

The Mobility Industry’s Economic Contribution in Michigan report outlines the mobility industry’s economic contribution to the state. The mobility industry, as defined by the production and distribution of goods and services that support any movement of people and products, is important to Michigan because it creates solutions to congestion, emissions, safety, and equity. Read the report.

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MICHauto Launches Industrywide Talent Attraction Campaign To Improve Industry Career Perceptions

Earlier this month, MICHauto launched a first-of-its-kind industrywide talent attraction campaign to raise awareness about and improve the perception of careers in the automotive and mobility industry among emerging talent. Through this grassroots-style social media campaign, young professionals offer testimonials in an authentic voice to share their career journeys, what attracted them to the industry, and how they are making an impact on the world around them, under the tagline of Discover Auto: You Drive the Future.

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent: Mobility Challenge

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer program led by the city of Detroit that trains and employs young adults who are residents of the city. In partnership with Apple, United Way, and Rock Holdings, 30 participants from the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan are participating in unique opportunity to learn app design and coding while receiving support and income from GDYT. Glenn Stevens Jr., executive director of MICHauto, joined to present the mobility challenge to the participants.

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New Chamber Poll Provides Key Insights On Automobility Industry Labor Shortage

The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll of registered voters in Michigan that provides insight and data on how Michiganders have reacted to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the ongoing public health and economic challenges, and critical political issues facing the state. The findings of the poll addressed the ongoing labor shortage in Michigan’s signature automotive and mobility industries.

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