Michigan Economic Development Corporation

A strong state – and a strong economy – requires a concentration of talented people who are prepared to compete in a modern workforce and solve future challenges.

Together we can build a better Michigan for all.

Join the Sixty by 30 Alliance

Michigan's Goal

Our goal: Increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 45% today to 60% by 2030.

Sixty by 30 seeks to build a better Michigan in two ways:

Close the skills gap that poses the single greatest threat to the success of our businesses and our state’s prosperity. Jobs requiring skilled employees today, as well as jobs on the horizon, demand greater education and training than ever before. Increasingly, the best jobs require more than a high school diploma.

Increase opportunity and Michiganders greater access to the education and skills that create opportunities for better jobs and bigger paychecks.

Learn more about the goal

Join the Sixty by 30 Alliance

Achieving Sixty by 30 is an ambitious goal — and everyone has a role to play in achieving it. We need partners across the state to come together to improve Michigan's future.

To achieve Sixty by 30, we need your commitment and action.

Join the Sixty by 30 Alliance

Individuals can commit to join the Alliance as a supporter. Organizations differentiate their level of support as an advocate, change leader or champion.



Spreading the word in your network and receiving updates from the Alliance to keep informed.



Advocating for action and publicly supporting Sixty by 30 in the media, with political leaders and amid your community.


Change Leader

Leading by example and implementing new practices to promote college degrees and certificates.



Setting an attainment goal for your organization and creating an action plan to achieve it.

With your help, we can work together to develop locally owned, communitywide strategies that benefit your organization by creating a better-prepared workforce, a more vibrant local economy and a stronger talent pipeline for the future.