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Major Industries

Professional & Corporate

Flourishing Amidst Fourtune 500 Giants and Unprecedented Job Growth

With a lineup of 17 Fortune 500 companies, including big names like Rocket Companies, DTE Energy and Ally Financial, Michigan’s professional and corporate services industry promises boundless opportunities for ambitious individuals looking to make their mark. Since 2017, the state has witnessed impressive growth in this sector, adding over 17,000 new jobs. In fact, Michigan employment in headquarters grew twice as fast as the rest of the U.S., increasing 16% between 2016 and 2020. From accounting to insurance, Michigan’s robust employment landscape offers prospects the chance to build a successful career, afford a home and have a work-life balance that is hard to find in other states.

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Employers

Join Leading Companies

Join more than 175,000 professionals working in Michigan’s business and corporate services industries with a range of growing opportunities with major employers. The state boasts large global players like Ally Financial, Acrisure and Arco Service Corporation, which excel in the fields of fintech, insurtech and talent management respectively. Additionally, Michigan’s professional services landscape is enriched by a vibrant mix of smaller firms, including marketing companies and graphic design businesses, contributing to the overall dynamism and innovation within the industry.

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Education

Unlock Your Full Potential

Several options to learn and grow in the fields of accounting, marketing, creative design and business management are available in Michigan, including an ecosystem of renowned higher education institutions like the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Whether you’re considering a move to Michigan or already possess relevant skills, the state’s academic institutions, including Hillsdale College and Grand Valley State University, offer highly rated accounting programs, while the College for Creative Studies in Detroit has been recognized as one of Niche’s Best Colleges for Design in America for 2023.

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Networking, Industry Associations & Resources

Your Baseline for Career Success

Michigan’s professional and corporate services ecosystem is filled with opportunities to become educated about the industry and in-state employers. Networking opportunities are abundant through local chambers, such as the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber, which facilitate connections with industry professionals and keep members informed about job openings. Workforce development programs offered by Michigan Works! provide valuable training and support for career growth in professional and corporate services industry.

Additionally, associations like the Michigan Bankers Association offer industry-specific insights, events and job boards to stay updated on the latest trends and employment opportunities within the state.

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