DETROIT (WWJ) – When it comes to research and development, look no further than Michigan. As WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports, the state is a hotbed for “R and D” projects.

According to a report published in the january issue of “Site Selection” magazine, Michigan is the number one state in the nation for research and development facility projects, beating out Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina.

Michigan’s strong base of engineering talent and the strength of its research universities are cited as biggest reasons for the strong research and development activity.

The mitten state ranks number five on the magazine’s list of top 12 states for bachelor’s degrees conferred in engineering.

The report also ranks Detroit as the fastest-growing market in the U.S. for high-tech jobs.


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