Investment Overview


The team at the Partnership assists dozens of international companies explore and invest in the Detroit region on an annual basis.

Our market is currently home to more than 1,300 foreign-owned firms from 38 countries and the Partnership and our public and private partners have assisted many of these companies through the step-by-step process of establishing in the United States and the Detroit region.

All this experience has made the Partnership team and our ecosystem one of the most knowledgeable and capable in helping international firms successfully execute their projects. 

On an annual basis, our team travels the globe to identify and establish relationships with international firms and introduce the assets and benefits of our region, as well as the services of the Partnership.

The Detroit region is a leading North American center for foreign direct investment.

  • In 2017, 70 projects were announced totaling more than $2 billion in investment adding 9,527 new jobs.
  • Since 2011, foreign-held companies have committed to 374 projects, investing nearly $12 billion and creating more than 59,500 jobs.

plus foreign-owned firms

countries with firms in the Detroit region

plus 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, COO, GAC