Mobility is Michigan’s Future

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drive MANUFACTURING innovation and growth with gem grant funding

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The Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM) initiative is working to expand Michigan’s mobility capacity and boost our economy. The GEM Grant is a targeted funding program helping Michigan companies pursue additional mobility-related training and consulting services.  

With $52.2 million in grant funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and led by the Detroit Regional Partnership, Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM), eligible Michigan manufacturers can receive funding that can be used to assist in their mobility transformation, develop their organization and remain competitive.

Key Program Benefits
  • Up to $100,000 in matching grant funds to qualifying companies for technical assistance projects
  • Comprehensive Assessment & Valuation Report
  • Development of an Opportunity Plan
     
GEM GRANT ELIGIBILITY

The GEM Grant program ends in October 2025, and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Companies must meet certain criteria to be eligible for GEM grant funding, including:

  • Having fewer than 500 employees
  • Deriving more than 10% of annual revenues from the mobility or transportation sectors
    • For those that do not have 10% annual revenue in mobility, companies demonstrating the critical potential to address a particular need in the advanced mobility supply chains may also be eligible
  • Operating within Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw, or Wayne counties
     

apply for funding

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) can assist manufacturers in applying for funding or creating a plan to use awarded funds. All of MMTC’s training and consulting services are approved for GEM funding, including Lean, Quality Management, Advanced Technology, Six Sigma, Leadership/Culture, and more. Contact MMTC today at inquiry@the-center.org to begin your application or register for training.

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