Grow your business in the Detroit Region
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The Global Epicenter of Mobility is Positioned to Equitably Advance Opportunity in the Advanced Mobility Sector.
The GEM initiative was selected as one of 21 winners of the U.S. Economic Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The GEM core partners are beginning the launch of the four-year grant program, which will support the success of local talent, businesses and entrepreneurs in the advanced mobility sector.
Featured business expansions in the Detroit Region
Pace Industries relocates their global headquarters to the Detroit Region
In 2021, the Detroit Regional Partnership helped leading die casting manufacturer Pace Industries move their headquarters to Novi—adding 60 jobs to the region. Pace Industries selected the Detroit Region because our talent-rich automotive sector is a thriving hub of major suppliers, customers, and innovators.
XL Fleet opens a new fleet electrification technology center in Wixom, Michigan
The Detroit Region continues to lead the charge for electrification in the automotive industry by attracting innovative EV companies like XL Fleet. From state incentives to talent recruitment, the Detroit Regional Partnership helped them every step of the way, supporting the creation of nearly 50 new jobs.
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The Detroit Region is a global leader in key industry clusters
Mobility & Automotive
Detroit is the historic Motor City and remains the Automotive Capital of the United States today. As the industry evolves and advances, the Detroit Region is leading the industry in both traditional automotive manufacturing and next-gen mobility technology like autonomous and electric vehicles.
The Detroit Region connects companies with a bustling logistics network that moves freight and cargo around the world. We offer convenient access to seven major interstates, four Class I railroads, seven cargo ports, and 15 local airports—ensuring that your products and goods can easily and affordably travel across the globe.
The Detroit Region is at the forefront of new production technology as the world of advanced manufacturing integrates more and more automated technology. Currently, Michigan has more industrial robots deployed in smart plants than any other state in the U.S., creating an ideal industry ecosystem for your business.
Research, Engineering & Design
Detroit is the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, renowned for its stunning architecture and creative spirit. Our region is also home to the second largest concentration of engineering talent, the most industrial and commercial designers, and the fastest-growing design hub in the country.
From software development to Industry 4.0 tech, the Detroit Region is a hub for digital innovation and one of the fastest-growing regions for technology jobs. That’s why many of the world’s leading companies are choosing to invest in our region, including tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Corporate & Professional Services
Leading companies from around the world are choosing the Detroit Region for their corporate headquarters. Whether you’re looking to expand or relocate your office operations, the Detroit Region offers both connectivity and affordability, placing your business in a prime position for global growth.
The Detroit Region is a historic leader in banking and is now at the forefront of modern fintech. Because of our low cost of business and high-quality talent, many prominent finance companies like Rocket Mortgage and United Wholesale Mortgage have built their headquarters in the region.
The Detroit Region is a prime location for your business to grow
The Detroit Region consists of 11 counties in southeast Michigan along the Great Lakes shoreline, conveniently situated on the border between the United States and Canada. The region’s centralized location offers unparalleled access to both the U.S. and Canadian markets—with half of their combined population within just a 10-hour drive.
Detroit Regional Partnership Hires Automotive Expert Bernard Swiecki as GEM’s Vice President of Mobility and Research Location
Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) announced it has hired Bernard Swiecki as Vice President of Mobility and Research. Swiecki will oversee industry and research work for the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM).
Norwegian Mobility Company Makes Ford’s Book Depository Its First U.S. Location
The company that has developed the world’s first autonomous wheel, now has its first U.S. location – the Book Depository of Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Central development.
Detroit Regional Partnership Hires Christine Roeder to Lead Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM) Initiative
Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership announced it has hired Christine Roeder as Executive Vice President of the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM)