Smart Manufacturing

Innovation, history, and a resilient population come together in Flint & Genesee, providing the ideal landscape for smart manufacturing growth

Genesee County, Michigan’s residents and educational assets provide companies with an adaptive and innovative workforce ready to meet the needs of smart manufacturing as well. The region offers a strong competitive advantage in this area with its high concentration of skilled talent, abundance of training programs and a robust workforce pipeline. With a civilian labor force of 178,815 (Nov. 2020), an education attainment rate of 90.6%, and Flint & Genesee’s automotive history – there is an abundance of manufacturing know-how, talent pipeline and resources ready to support business growth and expansion.

Flint & Genesee’s strategic location connects companies to the world with multi-modal transportation infrastructure, including interstates, U.S. highways, Class 1 rail, air service and access to deep water ports. The intersection between Flint & Genesee’s manufacturing and healthcare sectors offers extensive opportunities in the manufacturing niche of medical device manufacturing. Automotive legacy and unparalleled supply chain logistics also make the county ideal for automotive manufacturing, fabrication and machinery, and plastics manufacturing.