From Ransom Olds of Oldsmobile fame inventing the automotive assembly line all the way back in 1901 to Berry Gordy flipping the switch on Motown in 1960, Michigan has a storied history of marrying power and technology to achieve awe-inspiring results.
But as home to scenes of unrivaled natural beauty, it is also a place whose citizens know the importance of sustaining the environment. That’s why it’s no wonder that Michigan is the epicenter of the burgeoning electric vehicle revolution and its emphasis on clean, green mobility.
In this episode of SAE Tomorrow Today, Quentin L. Messer, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), discusses the work his organization is doing to promote business growth within the state. As a public-private partnership, the MEDC seeks to expand upward economic mobility for all Michiganders by working with employers and educators to promote STEM, talent development and continued innovation, following in the state’s rich tradition of inventiveness.
A recent transplant from New Orleans, Messer, Jr. also shares some perspectives on what it’s been like to relocate from the Big Easy to the Great Lake State, and what others looking to do business in Michigan might expect.
To learn more about why Michigan is an ideal place to start and grow a business, visit http://www.michiganbusiness.org.