Total Job Growth
(National average $107,461)
The state of Michigan and the metro Detroit region are hubs for research and development. Macomb County is home to two of the largest research and development centers in the world, the General Motors Technical Center and the United States Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center. As such, the need for professional, scientific, and technical services to create the next generation of innovations in the automotive, aerospace, defense and robotics industries grows by the day.
Since 2010, Macomb County has nearly doubled the number of professional services workers within the county, growing from more than 15,000 to over to nearly 32,500 - an increase of 113 percent. During this time frame, Macomb County’s growth was four times the state average, 27.2 percent, and more than five times the national average, 22.6 percent. Engineering services has been the strongest growing area within the field. This increase has helped Macomb County’s economy evolve to include cutting edge innovations in the realm of Industry 4.0.
|Job Title||Employed in Industry Group (2019)||Percent Increase 2010 - 2019||Median Hourly Earnings (2019)|
|Software Developers, Applications||1,379||247%||$43.89|
|Accountants and Auditors||1,283||9%||$30.33|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||914||457%||$67.44|
More than 130,000 Macomb County residents have a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields, with 55 percent in science and engineering, 26 percent in business, 19 percent in the arts and humanities and 13 percent in education. The professional services industry in Macomb County also has the strategic advantage of working side by side with the most robust manufacturing ecosystem in the world.
With over 17,000 engineering jobs countywide in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro statistical area, Macomb County and its neighbors make up one of the largest hotbeds of engineering talent in the world. Supplementing an already robust talent pool are the more than 30 post-secondary institutions offering associate, bachelor and graduate degrees, which collectively turn out over 8,000 program completions per year.
LOCAL SUCCESS IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Christian Financial Credit Union - Sterling Heights, MI
In 2019 Christian Financial Credit Union began a $12 million project to create a new headquarters in Sterling Heights. The 40,000 square foot facility is three times the size of its previous headquarters and houses 100 employees. Once the project is complete, the Sterling Heights location, chosen because of the growth in MC and improvements to the VD corridor, will feature amenities for the community including a walking path and orchard. CFCU has nearly $400 million in assets and services 42,000 members through its 10 metro Detroit locations.
INDUSTRY JOBS BY YEAR
TOP LOCAL COMPANIES
Accentmarketing Communications, LLC
Acutech Industries, Inc.
Administrative Employer Services, Inc.
Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc.
Anjani Etech Solutions Inc.
Aphase II, Inc.
CAD Engineering Resources, Inc.
Chirco Title Company
Creative Marketing Associates, Inc. Elements Materials Technology Warren Inc.
Financial Services Of America Inc.
Genius Solutions, Inc.
J.S. McNamara Company Inc.
JRD Systems, Inc.
Jubilee Group Inc.
KBR Logistics Insight Corporation
Mercury Fulfillment Systems, Inc.
Michigan Survey Specialists, Inc.
O'Reilly & Rancilio P.C.
Professional Grounds Services, LLC
RE Formsnet, LLC
UHY Advisors Mi, Inc.
Waltonen Engineering, Inc.