The Detroit Regional Partnership helps global businesses enter the U.S. marketplace

The Detroit Regional Partnership helps dozens of international companies explore and invest in the Detroit Region each year.

Establishing a foreign-owned business in the United States can be a complicated process, but both DRP and our regional partners are glad to help you step-by-step as you expand into the Detroit Region. Our market is currently home to more than 1,300 foreign-owned firms from 38 countries, and we have assisted many of those companies along the way.

Our team also regularly travels the globe to identify and establish relationships with international businesses and introduce the benefits of our region to the world. With all that experience, our team is one of the most knowledgeable and capable organizations dedicated to helping international firms successfully execute their projects.


Breaking Ground Monroe
Over the past decade, foreign-owned businesses have invested nearly $12 billion in the Detroit Region. With our assistance, global companies are able to successfully enter the North American market and break ground on their most ambitious projects.

The Detroit Region is a leading center for foreign direct investment

The Detroit Region has long been a destination of choice for international investment. Since 2011, foreign-owned businesses have committed to 374 projects in the Detroit Region, investing nearly $12 billion and creating more than 59,500 jobs. In 2017 alone, there were 70 projects announced by foreign-held companies in the region, totaling more than $2 billion in investment.

Foreign-Owned Firms

Countries with Firms in the Detroit Region

Operations Led by Japan, Germany, and Canada

Driving Success

GAC Motors, a division of Guangzhou Automobile Group and one of China’s largest auto manufacturers, selected Oakland County for its new U.S. research and development facility.

“Through integrating talent and technical resources in North America, the center will help bring about advances of products development and technological innovation on the Chinese market.”

Yang Rongsheng