Manufacturing is in Michigan’s DNA. Michigan consistently takes 1st or 2nd place among states countrywide with the number of manufacturing jobs created each year. It contributed approximately $2.18 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2016 and 19% of the state GDP comes from the manufacturing sector, which makes Michigan the sixth biggest manufacturing state in the country. Since 2010, Michigan reports a tremendous growth of 24.49% each year in manufactured goods exports.  In 2016, about $52.05 billion in goods were shipped from Michigan. The automotive industry is the fuel that ignites Michigan’s manufacturing economy. It generates an enormous $36,953 million revenue. Furthermore, this industry provides employment opportunities to 20% of the state’s population. Let’s look at 2 of the big automotive manufacturing companies in detail. Ford Motor Co. In 2016, the company generated $151.8 billion in revenue while Ford’s global…