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Michigan has been known for its manufacturing prowess and productivity for more than 120 years and has the workforce, resources and high-tech innovative ecosystem to help forward-thinking companies align with Industry 4.0.
Innovation is in our DNA
Michigan is building on its rich manufacturing heritage and technological know-how to develop the innovative, high-tech products of the future. As automation, robotics and additive manufacturing become increasingly powerful, MEDC is an active leader in helping Michigan companies make the connections needed to integrate these technologies into their every day manufacturing processes.Learn More
Michigan has a Leading Workforce
Michigan is the national leader for employment in industries related to Industry 4.0 and provides the resources and training employers need. As of 2019, more than 13,000 workers were employed in related industrial machinery manufacturing industries throughout the state.Learn More
Industry 4.0 Partners in Michigan
MEDC's Natalie Chmiko Discusses New Industry 4.0 Partnership at Women in Manufacturing Conference
MEDC is implementing a multi-pronged effort to support and encourage the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by Michigan’s small- to medium-sized manufacturers. MEDC will partner with Automation Alley and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center on the goal of 6,200 businesses being prepared to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies by 2025.