May Mobility, a global developer of autonomous shuttles, plans to expand its production and manufacturing complex in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The project will receive support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the project is expected to create 100 high-paying, high-tech jobs.
May Mobility is looking to expand all aspects of its services, including enhancements to its Autonomous Vehicle shuttle fleet, a project that will generate a total private investment of $11.8 million and create 100 high-wage engineering and tech jobs in Ann Arbor, MEDC officials noted. The Michigan Strategic Fund awarded the company a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant in support of the project.
“With the support of the MEDC, May Mobility is able to grow our team during a crucial time in the race to develop safe, reliable autonomous technologies as we work to improve access to mobility solutions in cities across the country,” said May Mobility Founder and CEO Edwin Olson. “We are excited to work with MEDC to help make Southeast Michigan not only a great place for the auto industry, but also a leader in autonomy.”
“May Mobility’s expansion creates significant well-paying jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the talent in the state’s mobility and technology sectors,” said MEDC CEO Mark A. Burton. “We have worked closely with May Mobility on key deployments across the state as the company has continued to thrive in Michigan. This latest investment reinforces Michigan’s reputation as the center for the automotive industry and a leader in future automotive technology, and we’re pleased to work with our local partners to support the expansion.”
According to state officials, headquartered in Ann Arbor, May Mobility, Inc. “is reimagining transportation by deploying autonomous shuttles to help people get where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. The company operates in several cities across the U.S. including Detroit and Grand Rapids, by partnering with enterprises and municipalities to offer transportation services through their turnkey shuttle services. May Mobility’s shuttles complement public transportation by moving people between high-value points of interest within urban centers.”
“Ann Arbor continues to attract leading mobility companies like May Mobility, proving that our region can serve as a living laboratory to test, validate and commercialize new technologies by delivering the resources those companies need to accelerate their growth,” said Ann Arbor SPARK President and CEO Paul Krutko. “The SPARK team is excited to help May Mobility find the talent they need to continue to push their success forward and deepen their roots in Ann Arbor.”