Opportunity and innovation abound in Flint & Genesee, particularly in the professional services industries. Emerging and established sectors like IT and software design, engineering services, and financial services can find ample growth opportunities in the region. Currently, IT and software design job growth is concentrated in healthcare and manufacturing – two of Genesee County’s largest industries, which are becoming increasingly automated and relying on software integration.
Engineers rank among the top occupations in Genesee County. Degree completions for mechanical engineers continue to grow at a rate of 39% with students graduating from some of the top engineering programs in the nation. Kettering University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers is considered the West Point for engineers, and the University of Michigan-Flint offers a BS and a MS in Engineering.
A robust talent pipeline with three universities and a community college, as well as several Michigan-based university satellite campuses, delivers a combined student enrollment of nearly 30,000. Collaborating with state and local workforce and higher educational partners, Flint & Genesee offers world class workforce training programs that ensure your workforce is job ready.