Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile

Extends south to Kalamazoo, east to Detroit

Employs more than 40% of the states’ medical device professionals

$1+ billion in medical investments & expansions

$2+ billion invested in life-science R&D per year

90+ FDA-registered medical device manufacturers & specification developers

565 Western Michigan establishments engaged in life sciences industry

4th largest

Cluster of medical device suppliers in the Midwest

Largest high-tech workforce in the nation

Life-sciences cluster growth exceeds U.S. average with:

27% increase in employment

32% in the number of companies

165% in sales

Firms in region specialize in

  • Medical devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Instrumentation
  • Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics

Surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing location quotient increased from 0.57 to 1.20 in 10 years.