Automation Alley

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Automation Alley is proud to have a strong membership of more than 1,000 members that come from government, industry and education. Read below to discover what members are saying about Automation Alley.

Case Studies

Pure Entropy Technologies/Encryption Security Solutions

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss


"Automation Alley is one of the most successful regional economic development agencies in the country, helping [to] promote technology businesses in Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Oakland and Wayne Counties."

Patrick L. Anderson
Principal & CEO
Anderson Economic Group

"Automation Alley has been a valuable partner when Lawrence Technological University took a leadership role in responding to the educational and workforce development needs of Southeast Michigan during the current global financial crisis, especially through its Governmental Affairs and Education & Workforce Development committees. The staff has helped the university match its resources with educational needs in both the private and public sectors. When we developed a fast-track certificate program to retool engineers for the defense industry, Automation Alley was instrumental in bringing important players to the table."

Lewis N. Walker
President & CEO
Lawrence Technological University

"Automation Alley has always shown a strong commitment to championing an environment in Michigan that fosters innovation and investment by the business community. Efforts like these have resulted in AT&T's investment of nearly $2 billion in our Michigan network infrastructure over the last three years, and have led to new and exciting AT&T product and service offerings, including U-verseSM and the continued expansion of AT&T's mobile broadband wireless network - the fastest in the nation.
AT&T is proud to be a foundation member of Automation Alley and will continue to partner on initiatives that keep Michigan at the forefront of innovation and a global technology leader."
James A. Murray
President - AT&T Michigan

"The high level of service and value provided by Automation Alley is a testament to the way in which the state of Michigan and our businesses will persevere and succeed."
Oliver F. Baer
President, CEO & Co-founder
Clean Emission Fluids, Inc.

“Automation Alley provides unique resources to help large companies leverage internal R&D beyond their traditional markets and create a collaborative vision for new enterprises. The organization is strategically positioned to mix large company, university, venture capital and economic development resources for any entrepreneur charged to make it happen.”
Jayson Pankin
New Venture Creation Specialist

“Automation Alley has provided assistance in all stages of corporate development for my company, ranging from seed investments to market expansion. The organization has provided resources to help us grow, raised awareness about our products, and provided networking to leverage the local economy. I believe that Automation Alley is a valuable tool for any business in Southeast Michigan.”
Kyle Schwulst
Founder & CEO

"For the past four years, we have taken advantage of many of the benefits of Automation Alley membership: utilizing the facilities, posting press releases, attending educational seminars and networking events. Automation Alley's unique approach to innovation, globalization and diversity is invaluable to the entire region."
John Zinn
Regional Sales Manager

“The Alley brings together companies who are striving to be the best and by putting these sorts of companies together to meet and strengthen each other, the entire organization, as well as the region, benefits from mutual expertise.”
Laura Oliveto
Vice President, Business Development

"Automation Alley’s commitment to be a true regional partner is evidenced with the launch of their first satellite office in Flint. Automation Alley is a steward for growth and prosperity for companies located in our region. Over the years, their networking and business development tools have been assets for municipalities and technology-based companies. I look forward to continuing our relationship and maximizing each of our strengths to ensure Southeast Michigan’s stake in the global economy."
Nell Taylor
Business Development Manager
Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce