Electrical Components International Plans Southfield, Michigan, Business and Engineering Solutions Center
With 25,000 employees and 37 global manufacturing locations, ECI continues to grow and expand as the automotive industry shifts toward electric and connected vehicles.
“We are excited to strengthen our position in Michigan and be part of a thriving technology ecosystem of business and university partnerships, focused on industry megatrends and driving innovation at an accelerated pace,” said Mike Balsei, CEO of ECI.
The project is being supported by a $760,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the city of Southfield has offered a property tax abatement in support of the project. Oakland County Economic Development, through the Oakland County Michigan Works! program, assisted with a $180,000 training assistance grant.
“The Detroit Region is excited to have ECI select Southfield for its new Business and Engineering Solutions Center, a move that speaks to our region’s standing as a premier location for corporate operations”, said Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) President and CEO Maureen Donohue Krauss. “Working with our public partners, we enthusiastically pursued this project building a strong business case around the region’s world-class talent base.”
Founded in 1953, Electrical Components International (ECI) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical distribution systems, control box assemblies, and other critical engineered components for diversified markets. The company is the trusted partner to market leaders with 500+ customers.
“Oakland County is pleased to welcome Electrical Components International (ECI) to Southfield, Michigan,” said Director of Oakland County Economic Development Ingrid Tighe. “This new research and business solutions center will bring good paying jobs to the community and Oakland County is committed to ensuring our highly skilled workforce is trained and ready for the jobs ECI will bring to our community through a $180,000 training assistance grant.”
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