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Michigan's Auto Technology Base

When it comes to technological prowess in the automotive sector, Michigan has no difficulty proving its leadership.
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When it comes to technological prowess in the automotive sector, Michigan has no difficulty proving its leadership. After all, the state is home to 375 automotive R&D centers more than the rest of North America combined, notes Kevin Kerrigan, senior automotive advisor to Gov. Rick Snyder and senior vice president of the automotive office for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Kerrigan says those facilities represent more than 70% of all automotive R&D spending in the U.S. He also points out that the state is home to some 87,000 industrial engineers and 70,000 R&D professionals, again more than any other part of the country.

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