Friends of Manufacturing

From car parts to chemicals, the manufacturing sector is responsible for a fifth of Michigan’s output


We couldn't do a guide chronicling all of the cool things made in Michigan without taking a page to talk about the state's biggest economic driver: the manufacturing sector.

Sure, Michigan ­— and the United States overall — is not the manufacturing powerhouse it once was, largely due to a drop in demand for domestic goods because of the cheaper cost of things made abroad, but the sector remains vital to Michigan's economy — much more so than in other states.

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