The Detroit Region is a global logistics leader on the United States’ busiest northern border

The Detroit Region offers valuable logistics assets for any business invested in efficiently moving their people, products, and goods around the world. Leading logistics companies come to the region for its expansive transportation resources, including affordable warehousing solutions and the United States’ best undergraduate and graduate Supply Chain & Logistics programs at Michigan State University.

The region’s strategic location gives companies unparalleled access to the U.S. and Canadian markets with over 47 million people within just a five-hour drive. The Detroit Region has more than 2,000 miles of interstates and highways, four Class I railroads, seven cargo ports, and 15 local airports. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport alone provides more than 140 non-stop flight destinations to four continents, and in 2019, J.D. Power ranked the airport No. 1 in Passenger Satisfaction in North America.

The Detroit Region also connects businesses with the busiest northern border crossing in the United States, moving about $44 billion in transported goods each year. Recently, Michigan partnered with Canada to construct the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, allowing for even more cross-border trade when it opens in 2024.

With leading transportation infrastructure and a robust logistics ecosystem, the Detroit Region connects you with a world of opportunity.

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The Detroit Region is a North American gateway to global connectivity. Situated right on the Canadian border, the region has a robust logistics network and the transportation infrastructure you need to connect your business with both the United States and the entire world. 

2019 Logistics Facts






Largest U.S. Metro for Exports


5-Year Industry Growth



Warehousing Job Growth


180 Million

People Within 500 Miles

Nearly Half the U.S. Population

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Key Companies

ACI Transport

Amazon Logistics

Blue Line Foodservice Distribution

Corrigan Air & Sea Cargo

Coyote Logistics


Hansen Transport

Lineage Logistics


RPM Freight Systems


United Road

Universal Logistics Holdings


XPO Logistics

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Alan Weber

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