Automation Alley

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is a proud member of Automation Alley, a technology business association and business accelerator dedicated to growing the economy of Southeast Michigan and enhancing the region's reputation around the world.

Automation Alley offers talent and business development programs and matchmaking services to tech-focused businesses of all sizes - from startups to large corporations - to help them grow and prosper.

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley's membership has grown to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations from the city of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. Automation Alley provides a variety of exclusive benefits to its members to help them succeed, including networking opportunities, meeting space and public relations tools. Automation Alley also serves the general business community in five key areas: entrepreneurship, talent development, international business services, emerging technologies, and defense and manufacturing.

Automation Alley collaborates with regional partners to provide its members and clients with the best business resources available, to drive local economic growth, and to positively influence the stories being told around the globe about the people and businesses of Greater Detroit.

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.