Skip to main content
Labor and Economic Opportunity

Cluster Strategies

  • The primary strategy of LEO-WD focuses on aligning all efforts around priority industry clusters for a demand-driven workforce system. Through extensive labor market research, LEO-WD focuses on key industry clusters: Agriculture, ConstructionEnergy, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. LEO-WD has identified a team of specialists within these industry clusters to drive workforce development efforts toward meeting the skill needs within these clusters.

    What is an Industry Cluster? A cluster is a geographic concentration of related employers, industry suppliers, and support institutions in a product or service field. For the purposes of workforce development, Michigan's clusters are broad industry sectors. There is growing evidence that industry clusters are an effective organizing framework for positively impacting economic and workforce development activities. More than 25 states have adopted cluster strategies as the way to do business. Michigan is taking this strategy to the next level by implementing the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach throughout the workforce system.


  • Michigan Industry Cluster Workforce Reports

Contact Us

  • Questions regarding MICA should be directed to a member of the MICA Team at 517-242-8463 or    

    You may also contact your local Michigan Works! Agency to inquire about their local and regional industry cluster activities.