Known as Motor City and Motown, Detroit, MI houses our second office in the city series. Once labeled the “most dangerous city in America”, Detroit is now turning over a new leaf. The city is pushing forward, making strides to once again become a respected place of business. Famed for its impact on the music and automotive industries, Detroit now serves as an optimal incubator for start-ups and prime real estate for tech business.
General Business Overview
Low startup costs, a preexisting infrastructure and huge growth potential are just a few reasons why entrepreneurs are choosing Detroit over Silicon Valley. The city is revamping its existing infrastructure with a high-speed fiber optics cable system set in place to push Detroit to the next level of technologically advanced business. Improvements like this one will help “restore Detroit to its long-ago glory days as a center of commerce, innovation and culture”.
Detroit IT Market Snapshot
The recent influx of business has brought enough IT job growth to the area to “outpace the nation by nearly 4%” and “is poised to continue this pace well beyond 2019” according to the Detroit Chamber. Some are even calling Detroit the next Silicon Valley.
One of our account managers from the Detroit office sums it up best:
“As evidenced by the recent rebirth in downtown Detroit, we now have a new moniker as America’s Comeback City. While new restaurants, bars, stores, arenas, rail systems provide a visual confirmation of improvements, it’s ultimately all about JOBS. For the Conexess Detroit office, this lands us in a great position on this area’s timeline. Our Detroit office began as a bit of an ‘underdog’ too. Starting in a bedroom office, transitioning to four people crammed into a small office, through the current location in downtown Plymouth with 11 employees, finally eyeing our end-of-year destination to our own building with space to grow; Conexess Detroit directly aids the Metro Detroit area by filling our client’s critical staffing needs with our high-quality candidates.
As our reputation has grown in SE Michigan, we’ve been adding new clients, industries and positions. We’re on the cusp of some tremendous times in MI and it’s an honor for the Conexess Detroit office to be a direct participant in Detroit ultimately shedding the ‘underdog’ label.”
If you are interested in working in the Detroit tech industry, head over to our website. We have several open positions available!
Next week we head down south to the Sunshine State to visit our third office in the city series!
Data was gather from the following sources:
Detroit Chamber//NPR//Detroit News//Travelers Today//The Fiscal Times