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.

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Our 2021 Wins: The Impact of One Region Together

Over the past year, the Detroit Regional Partnership has helped attract several investments and hundreds of jobs to the 11-county Detroit Region. Our team has generated more than 1,000 prospect leads and hosted dozens of in-market visits, working to create a more prosperous region.

Featured business expansions in the Detroit Region

Pace Industries relocates their global headquarters to the Detroit Region

In 2021, the Detroit Regional Partnership helped leading die casting manufacturer Pace Industries move their headquarters to Novi—adding 60 jobs to the region. Pace Industries selected the Detroit Region because our talent-rich automotive sector is a thriving hub of major suppliers, customers, and innovators.

XL Fleet opens a new fleet electrification technology center in Wixom, Michigan

The Detroit Region continues to lead the charge for electrification in the automotive industry by attracting innovative EV companies like XL Fleet. From state incentives to talent recruitment, the Detroit Regional Partnership helped them every step of the way, supporting the creation of nearly 50 new jobs.

The Detroit Regional Partnership helps companies and site selectors succeed

Single Point
of Contact

Connect with our vast network of resources and partners through one convenient contact

Selecting
Your Site

Consult with our team about available real estate to find the perfect site for your project

Project
Management

Overcome any challenges your project may face with help from our team of experts

Regional
Data

Request information and access verified data about the Detroit Region’s business ecosystem

Market
Visits

Explore the Detroit Region virtually or in person to experience life in our community

Securing
Incentives

Discover local incentive programs and negotiate a comprehensive package with our help

Assessing
Talent

Learn about our region’s skilled talent pool directly from our workforce community

Private Service
Provider Connections

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. 

Logistics

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.

Smart Manufacturing

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. 

Digital Technology

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. 

Financial Services

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.

Recent news

DRP Investor Happy Hour

Thank you for joining us at the DRP Investor Happy Hour on August 17! It was wonderful to connect with our investors and hear our panelists from Ann Arbor SPARK, the Workforce Development Institute, and Comerica Bank discuss talent development and retention in the Detroit Region.

DRP Nets 1,600+ Jobs and $236M in Investment through August

Business interest remains high in our 11-county region, which translated to a busy 2022 so far. The Detroit Regional Partnership’s (DRP) Business Development team continues to actively engage international and domestic markets showcasing why our region is the best value in North America for expansion and relocation projects.

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