The Detroit Region attracts corporate headquarters for global leaders

Companies from around the world are now building their headquarters in the Detroit Region, taking advantage of the region’s global connectivity, deep talent, nationally recognized educational institutions, and affordable cost of doing business.

The Detroit Region is one of the best locations in the United States for business talent, with industry job growth that is outpacing the national average. The University of Michigan is home to the third best business school in the U.S., giving companies a direct line to top business talent. Compared to other major metros, Detroit also has the lowest cost of living index and the most affordable office space, so companies are able to save money while strengthening their position as global industry leaders.

That’s why leading companies like LinkedIn and Alpine Electronics are now choosing to expand and relocate their front, middle, and back-office operations to the region. The Detroit Region is currently home to 18 Fortune 1000 headquarters, including 10 Fortune 500 company headquarters. These companies have a combined revenue of more than $443 billion and employ more than 821,000 people around the world—all from their home in Michigan.

From management to finances, the Detroit Region provides industry-leading talent at affordable rates, while still offering your employees the best quality of life.

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The Detroit Region is a prime location for a company’s office operations because it combines all the amenities of a large urban center with an affordable cost of doing business. Currently, the region is home to 10 Fortune 500 company headquarters, including Ally Financial and Ford Motor Company.

2019 Corporate & Professional Services Facts






Average Class A Rent

Lowest Among Top U.S. Metros (Q1, 2020)


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5-Year Forecasted Growth



Business Management and Marketing Degrees

Conferred in 2018

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Key Companies

Ally Financial

Back Office Solutions


Ford Motor Company

General Motors

Kelly Services

Masco Corporation




Rock Connections

Rocket Mortgage


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Will Butler

Will Butler

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