This report analyzes technology industry data for 15 nationally recognized technology hubs,including the metro Detroit region, also known as Southeast Michigan. For the purpose of this report, the metro Detroit region is defined as Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties (the Detroit-Warren-Livonia Metropolitan Statistical Area) and Washtenaw County (the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area).
The report ranks the 15 tech hubs in several categories. The number of technology-oriented businesses and the number of employees at those businesses are first analyzed to provide insight into the employment base.
Next, the report looks at the number of people with jobs that are technical in nature, regardless of whether their employers are in a technology-oriented industry, to illustrate the size of the workforce. This data provides a 10,000-foot view of the technology industry as it exists today, both in the metro Detroit region and across the nation.