Your PARTNER in INNOVATION
We are a nonprofit organization committed to advancing Michigan’s innovative ecosystem through Israeli connections.
MIBA targets six strategic focus areas that align with the strengths shared by the Michigan and Israeli ecosystems.
Advanced Manufacturing /
Food + AgTech
ranks No. 1 in the nation in connected and automated vehicle projects (49)
has the highest concentration of mechanical and industrial engineers, over four times higher than the national average
has the most extensive network of autonomous vehicle and mobility testing infrastructure and the nation's friendliest laws for testing self - driving cars
has 61 of North America’s top 100 auto suppliers are headquartered in the state
houses 16 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) headquarters and tech centers
is home to 375 automotive research and development centers
has the highest concentration of all-weather testing sites and mobility infrastructure
Why we do it
We are proud Michiganders with an intense desire to help fuel Michigan’s economic growth.
With the largest number of tech startups per capita in the world, Israel’s innovation ecosystem is second to none. With such an abundant resource of innovation, Michigan is a natural fit for partnership with Israel.
Michigan’s economic strength and leadership across multiple industry sectors makes the state an ideal partner for Israeli innovation. Our location, infrastructure, innovative culture, world-renowned educational institutions, and nationally recognized access to talent all contribute to Michigan’s current success and future opportunities for Israeli partnerships.
Cost of Living
Cost to do Business
Michigan’s cost of living is considerably lower compared to the
country’s other leading cities
Living in San Francisco will cost you 62% more when compared to living in Detroit. Not to mention Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, boasting more freshwater coastline than California, or any other state for that matter.
Living in Brooklyn is 53% more expensive compared to living in Detroit. Michigan is also home to more than 100 wineries and is known as the top 10 craft beer state in the U.S. This has spurred the growth of vibrant and diverse downtown areas throughout the state.
Who we are
We are a nonprofit organization committed to advancing Michigan’s innovative ecosystem, through Israeli connections.