Detroit Regional Partnership 2022 Impact:  5,200 Jobs Created or Supported, Nearly $2.4 Billion in Investment


Organization releases annual report and 3-year strategic plan

DETROIT (April 21, 2023) – The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) released its total economic impact and job creation numbers for 2022 at its annual meeting at the Shinola Hotel. The non-profit economic development organization secured 33 project wins, 5200 jobs, and $2.4B in investment in the 11-county Detroit Region – its highest one-year totals to date.

View the entire 2022 Annual Report here.

“Interest in the Detroit Region from national and international companies remains extremely high and that’s reflected in our success last year,” said Maureen Donohue Krauss, President and CEO of the DRP. “We have a world-class region with top-tier talent, an innovative business ecosystem, phenomenal universities, and vibrant communities that offer a great quality of life. We are out there every day showcasing why this region is a premier destination for businesses to locate and thrive in and it’s paying off.”

2022 Total Economic Impact:
Jobs Created and Supported: 17,278
Increase in Payroll: $954.7 million
Investment and Construction Output $4.6 billion
Pathway Jobs: 4,957

2022 Project Wins:
Deals Closed: 33
Direct Jobs: 5,233
Investment: $2.4 billion
Direct Payroll: $351.8 million
Direct Pathway Jobs: 1,954

Last year, the DRP traveled more than 140,000 miles and participated in more than 60 trade missions, delegations, and conferences in 2022. The DRP notched project wins in the autonomous and electric mobility, smart manufacturing, and tech sectors. Key expansion and development projects included: Majorel in Detroit, Niagara Bottling in Shelby Township, Flo in Auburn Hills, Daejin in Adrian, Luxwall in , and Our Next Energy in Van Buren Township.

In addition to the release of the 2022 numbers, DRP released its new three-year strategic plan which will guide the organization’s efforts through 2025. The plan builds off the organization’s original blueprint with three new significant efforts.:

  1. Develop a signature regional marketing campaign that positions the Detroit Region as a premier business and talent destination,
  2. Increase focus on the three industries most likely to drive growth in the region – automotive and mobility, smart manufacturing, and professional services, and
  3. Establish DRP as the leading voice of business attraction in Michigan to inform policy discussions about the state’s global competitiveness.

“Nothing’s forever or guaranteed in business or economic development because the global competition is so intense. That includes this region’s leadership in automotive, logistics and smart manufacturing,” Krauss said. “We need to continue to grow our regional economic development efforts and ensure we’re doing the work needed to stay globally competitive and create a more prosperous Detroit Region.”


About the Detroit Regional Partnership
Launched in 2019, the Detroit Regional Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership focused on marketing and business attraction for the 11-county Detroit Region. It serves as a convenient single point of contact for all regional resources and works with companies and site selectors to help manage their projects and support their transition into the region. It specializes in helping companies understand and access the competitive advantages of our region – from workforce data to state and local incentives. Learn more at: