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Detroit leads in innovation, tech jobs

Detroit leads the nation in advanced automotive sector employment, agricultural and engineering jobs, and engineering degrees, according to a new report from Automation Alley. The Detroit region is also in the top three nationally for STEM degree completion.

Reports Crain's Detroit Business:

The ranking on tech degrees is important, said Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley, because there isn't an adequate supply in this region.
 
"The demand is increasing, it's not decreasing," Rogers said. "This falls in line with our previous tech reports, (which) illustrates we're a tech center."
 
The Greater Detroit region ranked second out of the nine Midwest regions analyzed in the report for technology industry employment, with 210,984 jobs in 2010. That number represented 12.9 percent of the 1.63 million jobs in the region in that same year, compared with 6 percent of all jobs nationally belonging to the technology industry.
 
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