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.

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Michigan's Goal

Our goal: Increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree from 50.5% today to 60% by 2030.

Sixty by 30 seeks to build a better Michigan in three 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.

Make Michigan more competitive for inclusive economic growth.

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Fueling the Future

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Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect will help pay the costs of tuition or training for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college.

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Skills to Work

More than 75% of all Michigan jobs will soon require at least some post-secondary education. Whether you’re a seasoned professional who’s looking for a better job or you’re just starting out in the workforce, now is the right time to explore new possibilities.

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Futures for Frontliners

Futures for Frontliners offers essential workers an opportunity to complete high school or community college tuition-free. It’s never too late to take a step forward – get started

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Going PRO in Michigan

The need for professional trade talent has never been greater. These highly skilled individuals are in extraordinary demand for careers in healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive. Find out what in-demand career is right for you, and what training and skills you need to get started.

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 and organizations can commit to join the Alliance as a supporter, advocate, change leader or champion. When you join the Sixty by 30 Alliance, you will receive our latest Sixty by 30 updates.



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.