Welcome to Macomb MARZ
Macomb Automation & Robotics Zone
A nonprofit organization—formed in partnership between Macomb County, Macomb Intermediate School District, Macomb Community College, and the City of Sterling Heights—has been established to create the Robotics Center for Collaboration and Innovation at the Velocity Center. This independent not-for-profit organization is governed by a board of directors and operated by staff and volunteer support. The community is well-positioned to advance robotics efforts for the following reasons:
The fastest-growing occupations in Sterling Heights are in the engineering sector and are growing anywhere from 38% to 70%.
Sterling Heights ranks fourth in the U.S. for concentration of engineering jobs–
following such high-tech centers in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Lexington Park, Maryland; and Huntsville, Alabama.
Sterling Heights is home to major facilities for all three U.S. automakers, General Dynamics, and substantial tier-one suppliers.