5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Business in Michigan

5. Talented Workforce

Detroit’s reputation as the motor city wasn’t only built by the great minds of the industry’s founders but also by the hands of its unmatched workforce.  In fact, Michigan is ranked first in the amount of manufacturing jobs created in 2013, and it has the fourth largest “high-tech” workforce. (National Association of Manufacturers, 2013)

4. Michigan’s Economy is Growing… Quickly!

If there is anything Michigan is known for, it is its ability to bounce back! The mitten state is currently ranked as the state that has recovered most since the recent recession. (24/7 Wallstreet, 2013)

3. Tons of inexpensive usable space.

Today Michigan has more than 15,000 sites available for commercial use. Many of which are below market value!


Projected for 2033

Want to see more of what Detroit could look like in 2033? Check out this Huffington Post article!

2. Creative spirit

Creative minds such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Lee Iaccoca, and Max Fisher all found success in Michigan. Not only that, but Michigan has seen a huge influx of entrepreneurial minds in the past couple years. According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association, venture capital investment spiked in Michigan to $232.3 million in 2012, up from $84.8 million in 2011.


1. Mac-OU INC! (and other great startup resources)

Michigan is chock full of tons of great entrepreneurial resources. At Mac-OU INC we provide great resources to local entrepreneurs, and if you are looking for something a little different we are happy to recommend one of the many SmartZone incubators located all across the great mitten state!


Dave Boni
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Macomb-OU INCubator

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