Mobile Group Bringing Apple’s Woz Back To Michigan

SOUTHFIELD — The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, a nonprofit group for the mobile and wireless technology industry in the state, will host a full-day event in late March featuring a speech by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The Mobile Moves Michigan Symposium will be held Wednesday, March 28 at Macomb Community College. The aim is to educate attendees about the mobile and wireless technologies available in Michigan. The event will showcase ways mobile technology is being used by Michigan businesses and provide information on resources available to help businesses implement mobile technology strategies.

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corp., every mobile wireless related position created in Michigan also creates 3.9 additional jobs; the only other industry in the state that has a job creation factor that high is manufacturing. The MEDC’s analysis says there are more than 47,000 Michigan residents employed in mobile related positions in more than 2,300 companies.

MTAM has set a goal to create 9,250 new mobile wireless industry jobs by 2015, which should create more than 35,000 non-mobile related jobs and more than $1.7 billion in salaries.

According to the MEDC, the average compensation for a mobile wireless related position in Michigan is approximately $63,000.

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