As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, Macomb County is on the cutting edge of the information technology (IT) and cybersecurity industries.
More than 550 companies make up Macomb County's network of IT and cybersecurity businesses. Collectively, they employ more than 10,000 workers. These companies are utilizing sophisticated software systems and the latest in technology to revolutionize our digital infrastructure.
At the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, Macomb County companies have access to the resources they need to secure their connected products. Certification classes in more than 20 different cybersecurity disciplines equip our workforce with the knowledge needed to excel in this growing industry.
The county is also home to MADCAT (Michigan Automotive & Defense Cyber Assurance Team), an organization devoted to supporting the region’s cyber ecosystem. Through collaborative partnerships, MADCAT focuses on driving technology innovation forward.
Employment in the IT and cybersecurity industries has doubled in Macomb County since 2009. This is triple the rate of growth in Michigan and more than 10 times the national average. Software developers, systems analysts and network support specialists have shown the strongest growth. The region has the second highest concentration of IT technicians and professionals in the country, behind only Silicon Valley.
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Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range
Opened in 2016, this publicly accessible hub of the Michigan Cyber Range is powered by Merit Network and offers a training space for live cybersecurity exercises utilizing the cyber range’s virtual environment known as Alphaville. Merit provides certification courses in over 20 different cybersecurity disciplines. The hub is the result of a collaboration between Merit Network, the Michigan Defense Center of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, the city of Sterling Heights and Oakland University.
Cyber Range Hub at ATEC
The Cyber Range Hub at Wayne State University’s Advanced Technology Education Center opened in Warren in 2017. This cyber range provides lab space for cybersecurity training, testing and teaching, ensuring the region’s workforce and students have the tools needed to expand skills and providing employers with the proficient and prepared workforce that makes southeastern Michigan a technological powerhouse. Students will use the hub for courses in cybersecurity; private companies can book space to test software, applications and a variety of cyber assets and to upgrade the skills of their employees; and individuals seeking professional development can enroll in noncredit cybersecurity courses.
Through a grassroots effort, leaders from the government, education, nonprofit and private sectors formed the Michigan Automotive and Defense Cyber Assurance Team (MADCAT) in 2014 to address the growing threat of cybersecurity breaches to our region’s primary industries. MADCAT has established Macomb County as a cybersecurity center of excellence that attracts businesses and institutions that support the development, growth and retention of the talent pool.
Anjani Etech Solutions Inc.
Apex Digital Solutions Inc.
Applied Systems Corporation
Computer Sciences Corporation
Controller Technologies Corporation
Custom Data Solutions
Embedded Logix Inc.
Genius Solutions Inc.
Greyhound Technologies Ltd
International Robot Support Inc.
JEM Tech Group
JRD Systems Inc.
Mantech Telecommunications and Information
Michigan Computer Solutions Inc.
Modular Technologies of America
Motion Mekanix Inc.
Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
RE Formsnet LLC
Rhino Robotics Inc.
Romeo Computer Company Inc.
Science Applications International Corporation
SYO Computer Engineering Services Inc.
Systems Integration Specialists Company
TDC International Corporation
Virtual IT Group LLC
VMP Mortgage Solutions
Wright Pohlman & Associates Inc.
The business development team of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development is here to help. Our job is to be knowledgeable about and connected to a wide assortment of programs available to help businesses succeed. This includes assisting with new investment in facilities and equipment, recruitment and training of new and existing employees, as well as help with financing, exporting and diversifying the industry sectors your company serves. The business development team will introduce your company to our partner service agencies and work with you to ensure access to available local and state incentives.
Our services are free, confidential and easily accessed. Simply get in touch, and we will arrange for your team to meet with our seasoned professionals. The business development team will listen to your goals to grow your business and act as your project manager to navigate working with government agencies at all levels.