DETROIT — The mobile and wireless technology industry is one of only four global industries that achieves $1 trillion or more in annual revenue according to several independent research firms, and it’s one of Michigan’s fastest-growing industries.

But it’s also one of the state’s best kept secrets.

To help Michigan business, government and education stakeholders develop an understanding of the impact this surge in mobile technology growth means to residents, businesses, educational institutions, governments and Michigan’s statewide economy, the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan is launching a state-wide education initiative with communities around the state.

To facilitate this initiative, MTAM is currently seeking Michigan-based partner organizations interested in hosting a free seminar in their communities about mobile and wireless technology, its impact on Michigan businesses, the jobs it creates, the opportunity it is providing in Michigan, and the ways businesses can capitalize on that opportunity.

MTAM is planning to schedule presentations throughout Michigan during the months of April and May on a variety of mobile technology-related topics. Local partner organizations will be able to select their preferred topic from a pre-selected list in order to meet the specific needs of their local communities.

Mobile technologies are changing the way we live and the way we run our businesses, but what most don’t yet understand is that mobile is much more than the latest ‘app’ downloaded to a tablet or cell phone. Mobile is actually many technologies that are impacting every industry doing business in Michigan.

Said MTAM executive director Linda Daichendt: “Michigan is rapidly becoming a national leader in a number of sectors of the mobile – wireless industry, in spite of the fact that we’re still at the tip of the iceberg with regard to growth in this industry.”

According to Daichendt, Michigan has a very limited window of opportunity to solidify the state’s leadership position by taking some very strategic steps. She said, “If we don’t move quickly, other states will move ahead of us as they’re already attempting to do — and the jobs created by these technologies will become available in those states, instead of Michigan. We have months, not years, to make this happen.”

If your organization is interested in working with MTAM on this initiative, contact the trade association at  with your name, organization, job title, email address and work phone. A representative from MTAM will contact you to discuss the program and scheduling availability for your community.


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