Grow your business in the Detroit Region
Our team offers confidential, no-cost assistance to site selectors and companies interested in the Detroit Region. From project management to regional data, we connect you with the resources you need to bring your project to life.
DRP’s 2022 Annual Report
The Detroit Regional Partnership had a record-breaking year in 2022—achieving the highest one-year totals with 33 project wins, over 5,200 jobs, and $2.4 billion in investment. Access more information about the Detroit Region’s 2022 successes below.
The Global Epicenter of Mobility is Positioned to Equitably Advance Opportunity in the Advanced Mobility Sector.
The GEM initiative was selected as one of 21 winners of the U.S. Economic Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The GEM core partners are beginning the launch of the four-year grant program, which will support the success of local talent, businesses and entrepreneurs in the advanced mobility sector.
Explore Vacant Industrial Properties in the Detroit Region
The VIP by DRP program simplifies site selection in the Detroit Region by partnering with civil and environmental engineers to collect and verify critical site information. This data is collected by our team and presented in one easy, searchable database.
Featured business expansions in the Detroit Region
Daejin Makes First North American Expansion to the Detroit Region
Daejin, a company that manufactures special polymers for batteries, established their first North American operations in Adrian, Michigan in 2022. Daejin was drawn to the Detroit Region because of its proximity to OEMs and a wide customer base.
American Glass Products is Drawn to the Detroit Region’s Mobility Assets
American Glass Products, a high-tech glazing manufacturer, expanded its business in the Detroit Region because of its strong STEM workforce and access to regional assets.
The Detroit Regional Partnership helps companies and site selectors succeed
Connect with our vast network of resources and partners through one convenient contact
Consult with our team about available real estate to find the perfect site for your project
Overcome any challenges your project may face with help from our team of experts
Request information and access verified data about the Detroit Region’s business ecosystem
Explore the Detroit Region virtually or in person to experience life in our community
Discover local incentive programs and negotiate a comprehensive package with our help
Learn about our region’s skilled talent pool directly from our workforce community
Network with technical experts who can assist with your project’s legal and financial issues
The Detroit Region is a global leader in key industry clusters
Mobility & Automotive
Detroit is the historic Motor City and remains the Automotive Capital of the United States today. As the industry evolves and advances, the Detroit Region is leading the industry in both traditional automotive manufacturing and next-gen mobility technology like autonomous and electric vehicles.
The Detroit Region connects companies with a bustling logistics network that moves freight and cargo around the world. We offer convenient access to seven major interstates, four Class I railroads, seven cargo ports, and 15 local airports—ensuring that your products and goods can easily and affordably travel across the globe.
The Detroit Region is at the forefront of new production technology as the world of advanced manufacturing integrates more and more automated technology. Currently, Michigan has more industrial robots deployed in smart plants than any other state in the U.S., creating an ideal industry ecosystem for your business.
Research, Engineering & Design
Detroit is the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, renowned for its stunning architecture and creative spirit. Our region is also home to the second largest concentration of engineering talent, the most industrial and commercial designers, and the fastest-growing design hub in the country.
From software development to Industry 4.0 tech, the Detroit Region is a hub for digital innovation and one of the fastest-growing regions for technology jobs. That’s why many of the world’s leading companies are choosing to invest in our region, including tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Corporate & Professional Services
Leading companies from around the world are choosing the Detroit Region for their corporate headquarters. Whether you’re looking to expand or relocate your office operations, the Detroit Region offers both connectivity and affordability, placing your business in a prime position for global growth.
The Detroit Region is a historic leader in banking and is now at the forefront of modern fintech. Because of our low cost of business and high-quality talent, many prominent finance companies like Rocket Mortgage and United Wholesale Mortgage have built their headquarters in the region.
The Detroit Region is a prime location for your business to grow
The Detroit Region consists of 11 counties in southeast Michigan along the Great Lakes shoreline, conveniently situated on the border between the United States and Canada. The region’s centralized location offers unparalleled access to both the U.S. and Canadian markets—with half of their combined population within just a 10-hour drive.
DRP 2023 Annual Meeting Photos
DRP hosted our Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Shinola Hotel. We had a wonderful time celebrating the successes of 2022 and discussing how DRP and our partners can continue to promote, grow, and market the Detroit Region.
Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 500 Jobs, Up to $400 Million Investment from Norway’s Nel Hydrogen
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Norwegian hydrogen company Nel Hydrogen is establishing an automated gigawatt electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Michigan. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of up to $400 million and create more than 500 good-paying clean energy manufacturing jobs that build on Michigan’s leadership in the hydrogen space.
Detroit Regional Partnership Hires Automotive Expert Bernard Swiecki as GEM’s Vice President of Mobility and Research Location
Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) announced it has hired Bernard Swiecki as Vice President of Mobility and Research. Swiecki will oversee industry and research work for the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM).