Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA)

  • MICA creates a framework in which many employers within a single industry engage with the workforce system to identify their demand. In this approach, talent issues may be handled more efficiently through multi-company, industry-focused training programs. Regionally, Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) convene employers along with education providers, economic development organizations, and other groups associated with workforce development to solve talent challenges. Local industry clusters are formed based on local needs and are led by employers.  There are currently over 40 formally identified industry cluster groups throughout Michigan.  The Cluster Team develops statewide policy and provides technical assistance to support regional cluster activity.

  • MICA Toolkit for Success
  • MICA White Paper PDF icon
  • MICA Industry Cluster Groups Map PDF icon
  • MICA Guidelines PDF icon
  • MICA Facts PDF icon

Cluster Strategies