Data & Statistics
Welcome to the Detroit Regional Partnership Data and Statistics Center
The Detroit Regional Partnership specializes in providing verified data and statistics to support your company’s site selection search and demonstrate the competitive advantages of the Detroit Region. Here, you can easily access key data points about our available workforce, local industries, and life in the Detroit Region.
If you need information that is not available in these prepared resources, please reach out to us for assistance. Our team stands ready to address any data requests, such as detailed statistics on workforce availability, talent affordability, the cost of doing business, our customer and supplier ecosystem, and more.
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The Detroit Regional Partnership has a proven track record of helping businesses move and expand into Southeast Michigan. This video highlights some key facts and statistics about our economic development work and impact in 2020.
Key Data & Statistics
About 41% of the Detroit Region’s population has an associate degree or higher.
Our University Research Corridor is the largest university R&D hub in the Midwest.
The region is home to 18 Fortune 1,000 firms that generated a combined revenue of over $443 billion in 2019.
Detroit has a low metro cost of living and an affordable workforce, costing 30% less than talent in San Francisco and New York City.
The Detroit Region contains over 2,000 miles of highways and interstates, 15 airports, 4 Class 1 railways, and 7 cargo ports, including Michigan’s largest seaport.
The Detroit Region is centrally located with nearly half of the U.S. and Canadian populations within a 10-hour drive.
The Detroit MSA is the #1 U.S. metro for assembler talent and quality with the greatest concentration of manufacturing talent.
Industry Cluster Data
Mobility & Automotive
Smart Manufacturing, including Subclusters
Research, Engineering, & Design
Corporate & Professional Services
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