Automation Alley

Awards and Recognition

Since being founded in 1999, Automation Alley has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, recognizing the organization's dedication to helping Southeast Michigan companies succeed and thrive.

SEMCOG's Regional Ambassador Award (2010)
Automation Alley was recognized as Michigan’s largest technology business association committed to helping member businesses grow and expand opportunities into new sectors of the economy. They play an important role in Southeast Michigan’s new economy. Ken Rogers, executive director, accepted the award on behalf of Automation Alley.

President Barack Obama's Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth (2009)
Attended by Executive Director Ken Rogers; event was an opportunity for the President and his senior administration officials to meet with small business owners, business leaders, academics, mayors and representatives from nonprofits to hear their ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work. 

CEO Award of Excellence in Economic Development (2008)
Awarded to Executive Director Ken Rogers and Automation Alley in growing businesses and creating jobs in Southeast Michigan, as well as diversifying Michigan's economy.

Presidential "E" Award for Exporting (2008)
The highest honor the federal government can give an an American exporting company or organization. The awards recognizes U.S. firms for their competitive achievements in world markets and their part in increasing U.S. exports abroad.

Michigan Diversification Celebration's Outstanding Diversification Achievement Award (2007)
Honors those companies, economic development organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to diversifying the economy of Michigan.

Michigan Diversification Celebration's Outstanding Diversification Achievement Award Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Executive Director Ken Rogers with President Bush after receiving the "E" Award CEO Award of Excellence in Economic Development