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.

Detroit Region Overview Statistics

11 Counties

348

Communities

5.4 Million

People

2.6 Million

Workers

5.5%

Lower Wages

Than the U.S. National Median

$284 Billion

Real GDP

2018

99.9

Cost of Living Index

Key Data & Statistics

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The Detroit Region positions your business for long-term growth

Companies choose to operate in the Detroit Region because we help them innovate their industries and grow across the globe. With our robust talent pipeline and affordable business ecosystem, your business has ready access to all the resources you need to succeed.

  • About 41% of the region’s population has an associate degree or higher.
  • The region is home to 18 Fortune 1,000 firms that generated a combined revenue of over $443 billion in 2019.
  • Our workforce has the highest concentration of engineering talent and the most industrial and commercial designers in the U.S.
  • The Detroit Region is centrally located with nearly half of the U.S. and Canadian populations within a 10-hour drive.
  • Our University Research Corridor is the largest university R&D hub in the Midwest.
  • Compared to other major metros, Detroit has a significantly lower cost of living index and an affordable workforce, costing 30% less than talent in San Francisco and New York city.