About the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM)
Led by the Detroit Regional Partnership, the Global Epicenter of Mobility or GEM™ is designed to help build an inclusive and prosperous 21st century mobility sector.
With $52.2-million in grant funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, GEM will help the Detroit region:
- Develop cutting-edge technology
- Create new, quality jobs and careers
- Ready new sites for business
Vision & Approach
GEM’s vision is to accelerate economic growth by building on the region’s unrivaled mobility assets. It will create a smart, secure, sustainable, and inclusive advanced mobility industry, starting with the transition to next-generation electric, autonomous, and fully connected vehicles.
While grounded in automotive, GEM’s six initiatives stretch well beyond the automotive industry as advanced mobility technology evolves to move people and goods in new and exciting ways.
PRESERVING OUR INVESTMENT, RECOGNIZING ITS RETURN
- The Detroit region is home to nearly 575,000 mobility-associated jobs.
- This translates to over $105 billion in Gross Regional Product (GRP).
WHAT'S ON THE LINE? $1.3 TRILLION
- In 2021, the global EV market was valued at $287 billion.
- By 2028, the global EV market is expected to reach $1.3 trillion.
- That’s a 353% increase that could drive Michigan’s economy in the 21st century with the right focus.
Source: Fortune Business Insight Report
GEM Executive Vice President Christine Roeder Featured on The Michigan Opportunity Podcast
GEM Wins a Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant
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Global Epicenter of Mobility
GEM Background Information
The world is experiencing its most significant mobility revolution in more than a century. New technologies are disrupting the automotive industry while redefining what mobility is and how people and goods move.
The shift from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs) presents historic challenges and opportunities as new mobility technologies are expected to require fewer parts and people to make them.
Amid this shift, no state has more to gain – or lose – than Michigan. Rising to the moment requires a regionwide response that marshals the 400+ mobility assets that make up the nation’s densest automotive and mobility industry cluster.
The Global Epicenter of Mobility is a signature program led by the Detroit Regional Partnership that is designed to create a smart, secure, sustainable, and inclusive advanced-mobility industry in Southeast Michigan, made possible by a four-year U.S. E.D.A. Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant award.
The Detroit Regional Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership focused on marketing and business attraction for the 11-county Detroit region.