Detroit Regional Partnership: New Laws Key to Making Michigan More Economically Competitive with Other States  

 Bills help create economic tool kit needed to attract jobs and investments


LANSING, Mich. (December 20, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership applauded the Michigan Legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer for acting on bipartisan legislation that creates a strategic site readiness program and provides $1.4 billion in funds to attract transformational projects and investment to this state and support small businesses amid the pandemic. The Governor signed the legislation today after it passed through the legislature last week.

Maureen Donohue Krauss, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership – which works to attract national and international investment and jobs to the region – issued the following statement:

“With electrification and autonomous vehicles innovating at a historic pace, companies are making transformational investments that will impact the trajectory of the industry for decades to come. This legislation is a big step in creating the economic tool kit our region and state need to compete for major projects that bring jobs and investment. The Legislature and Governor should be applauded for taking these critical steps and we look forward to working to ensure that Michigan stays competitive and retains its global automotive leadership.”

About the Detroit Regional Partnership
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 to 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. Visit to learn more.



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