Saginaw County is home to an advanced manufacturing workforce, along with top technical talent. The Region is home to one of the highest per- capita concentrations of Ph.D. professionals in the U.S. – offering one of the country’s richest pools of science/engineering talent. From fiscal services to supply management, we have well-trained and experienced people.

The diversity and depth of talent available makes our Region stand out nationally. In fact, local talent is responsible for Saginaw County having the largest number of patents filed per capita. Still, SFI understands how critical it is to continue cultivating the local workforce in order to meet changing industry needs. This is why we facilitate collaboration between educational institutions, industry and workforce training organizations. 

There are twelve educational institutions within the Region that offer training closely aligned with labor demand. In addition, employers have access to nationally-recognized workforce sourcing and technical training programs at no cost to employers. This ensures that employers maintain the steady pipeline of talent that is necessary for growing their businesses. 

Talent Facts:

  • 58% white collar workers
  • 42% blue collar workers
  • Generations of manufacturing expertise 
  • Nearly 261,000 regional labor force
  • 40.8 median age in Saginaw County
  • $45,034 median household income
  • SFI has helped to create or retain 29,000 jobs!

Top Industries per Employment Numbers

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail 
  • Accommodations and food services
  • Administrative
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Professional and technical services