Michigan Moves From Autos To Advanced Manufacturing

DETROIT (AP) -- A new report says two-thirds of Michigan's industrial jobs are in the better-paying and more secure advanced manufacturing sector.

The report was released Wednesday by the University Research Corridor, a consortium of the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities.

The report by the Anderson Economic Group Makers defines advanced manufacturing as those that make high-tech products; develop or apply processes for future manufacturing; or have productivity growth rates significantly above the U.S. average.

The report cites 2007 data, the most recent available. It says Michigan had 381,000 advanced manufacturing jobs at 11,000 businesses, accounting for 10.3 percent of state workers and 16.2 percent of payroll.

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