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Our Industry Focus

The INCubator and the region are ready for growth within the targeted industries of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing, with resources including:
  • More than 30,000 workers engaged in engineering, research and development
  • A region that is ranked second in the nation in R&D spending
  • A region that grants nearly 100,000 college degrees every year among 41 colleges and universities
  • Over 400,000 skilled workers with manufacturing, engineering and R&D experience
Nearly 500 established companies in Macomb County are currently performing defense contract business, accounting for almost 65% of Michigan’s total defense work. From 2000 to 2007, defense was more than a $16 billion dollar industry for the county. Known as the “Arsenal of Defense,” Macomb County has the workforce, experience, knowledge and resources to strive in a competitive industry.
Over 60% of Michigan’s advanced manufacturing employment is located in the 8 county Southeast Michigan region. With an existing manufacturing base and capabilities in Macomb County, advanced manufacturing is a great fit for the INCubator.
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