Meet Three International Companies Who Chose the Detroit Region for First U.S. Presence
With support from the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), three small- to medium-sized international companies are establishing their first U.S. presence in the Detroit Region as they look to expand their Industry 4.0 operations.
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)
DRP Holiday Mingle
Thank you for joining us at the DRP Holiday Mingle on November 30 at the offices of Warner Norcross and Judd! It was wonderful to connect with our investors and celebrate the holiday season.
Our Next Energy Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates a New Era for Electric Vehicles
ONE recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new 659,589-square-foot gigafactory in Van Buren Township, a $1.6B investment that will bring over 2,100 jobs to the Detroit Region.
ONE Project Further Positions Detroit as the Global Epicenter of Mobility
The Detroit Region’s title of “Global Epicenter of Mobility” just received a huge jolt from a new gigafactory that’s poised to deliver cutting-edge energy storage technology that will allow electric vehicles (EVs) to travel 600 miles on a single charge
DRP Investor Happy Hour
Thank you for joining us at the DRP Investor Happy Hour on August 17! It was wonderful to connect with our investors and hear our panelists from Ann Arbor SPARK, the Workforce Development Institute, and Comerica Bank discuss talent development and retention in the Detroit Region.
DRP Nets 1,600+ Jobs and $236M in Investment through August
Business interest remains high in our 11-county region, which translated to a busy 2022 so far. The Detroit Regional Partnership’s (DRP) Business Development team continues to actively engage international and domestic markets showcasing why our region is the best value in North America for expansion and relocation projects.
Gov. Whitmer and Regional Detroit Coalition Celebrate $52.2 Million Grant Bringing More Auto Investment and Jobs to Southeast Michigan
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), and a regional coalition of partners announced that they secured a $52.2 million advanced mobility grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC).
Marketing Local Sites: DRP Hires New Real Estate Services Director
The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) recently hired Shannon Selby to oversee real estate initiatives, market local sites, and increase site readiness in the region through efforts such as the recently launched Verified Industrial Properties (VIP) program…
National Beverage Manufacturer to build state-of-the-art facility in Detroit Region’s Shelby Township
The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) applauds the announcement that Niagara Bottling, a leading beverage manufacturer, is slated to build a new facility in Shelby Township, its first in Michigan. The expansion is expected to generate a total capital investment of over $100 million and at least 50 jobs.
Majorel’s Detroit Office Brings Hundreds of Jobs to City
Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (“Majorel”, the ‘’Company”), a leading global provider of next-generation end-to-end customer experience (CX) solutions for digital-native and vertical leading brands, today announced it has selected 211 West Fort near the Campus Martius Park area as the location for its downtown Detroit office.
Detroit Regional Partnership touts importance of increased investment and support for strategic outreach and attraction reserve
Today, Detroit Regional Partnership President and Chief Executive Officer Maureen Donohue Krauss released the following statement after providing testimony virtually to the Senate Committee on Economic and Small Business Development on Senate bills 981-983. The legislation would capture income taxes at Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) sites to ultimately provide a revolving loan fund to secure future projects and drive job economic growth in Michigan.
Why We Do What We Do
Reflecting on the past year, I think back to a technician with autism who had unsuccessfully applied for 800 jobs despite his college degree and impeccable credentials. It reminded me of how our team worked with the Autism Alliance of Michigan to help him apply and land a good job with a global automotive firm retooling its plant. Working with partners we helped the company hire for more than 675 jobs in one of our cities after accessing often overlooked talent pools.
Detroit Regional Partnership 2021 Impact: 5,000 Jobs Created or Supported, Nearly $1 Billion in Investment and Construction
Detroit Regional Partnership, a non-profit economic development organization that secured 21 project wins in 2021, which created or supported more than 5,000 jobs while driving nearly a $1 billion in investment and construction output in the 11-county Detroit Region.
Fast-growing security firm looking to hire, offer career pathways in the Detroit Region
One of Chicago’s fastest growing companies and the nation’s largest Black-owned security firm – AGB Investigative Services – has opened its first Michigan operations in the Detroit Region. It has started recruiting and hiring in the area as it looks to expand its footprint to meet growing demand for security services while offering career pathways to underrepresented communities.
Statement on retirement announcement of DTE Energy’s Executive Chairman Gerry Anderson
Michigan has strong corporate leaders, but Gerry Anderson stands out among them as one of the very best. His career and accomplishments at DTE for nearly 30 years speak for themselves. He’s served as a transformational leader at the company and rallied the regional business community around a vision for how to build a more prosperous Detroit Region.
Majorel to bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to Detroit, will host job fair downtown this weekend (Feb. 25-27, 2022)
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Mary Sheffield were joined today by leaders of Majorel, a leading provider of next-generation end-to-end customer experience solutions for brands around the world, to announce that the company will be opening an office in downtown Detroit in the coming months. In addition, Majorel will be hosting a job fair Friday through Sunday at which Detroiters can land positions starting at $17 per hour with benefits.
Progress Through Resilience: Why Companies Choose the Detroit Region
The Detroit Region is a place that truly embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship. As the CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership, I see firsthand how multinational companies approach site selection—and why the Detroit Region consistently ranks as a top destination for global businesses. Of course, every company’s needs are unique, but in my experience, these are the six core reasons that CEOs prefer the Detroit Region over other major metros.