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.

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.

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.

Find the Talent You Need in the Detroit Region

For companies looking to locate in the Detroit Region, evaluating the workforce is quite an undertaking. Talent isn’t bound by municipal borders, and who has time to call 300 or more communities? No one does, so the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) does it for you. DRP is the only organization that streamlines workforce evaluation and provides an overall assessment of the Detroit Region’s talent from a regional perspective.

Winning Michigan Jobs’ shares statewide support for tiered approach to job creation

A broad coalition of regional economic development professionals from across the state today testified in support of House Bills 5425-5426, which establish the Michigan Employment Opportunity Program to win new jobs and investments for communities across the state. The bipartisan effort to establish a sustainable incentive program addresses one of the main concerns identified by industry leaders who have chosen other states over Michigan recently: the lack of a competitive, consistent economic development structure that includes incentives for establishing new, well-paying jobs.

The Detroit Region is a Growing Research, Engineering & Design Hub

From concept to consumer, the complete talent vertical is in the 11-county Detroit Region, with innovative design thinking, top engineers, and revolutionary research technologies. Also, Detroit is the only U.S. city to receive the designation of UNESCO city of design. This has made research, engineering and design (RED) a thriving industry cluster in the Region. Featured image from stock.

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

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. Featured image from DRP.

Detroit Region a Finalist in the EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, Set to Compete for up to $100 Million

Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) announced that it has successfully applied for a $500,000 planning grant and advanced to Phase 2 of the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. A coalition led by the DRP will compete as one of 60 nationwide finalists for up to $100 million per grantee in American Rescue Plan Act funds for transformational economic programs that grow new industries or scale existing ones. Featured image from DRP.

RFP – Grant Accounting Services, Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Detroit Regional Partnership is seeking grant accounting services related to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge. All interested parties should submit proposals by 12/23/2021 to Tesia Mamassian at .

RFP – Strategic Process Facilitation, Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Detroit Regional Partnership is seeking strategic facilitation support related to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge. All interested parties should submit proposals by 12/28/2021 to Sarah Gregory at .

Discover “Logistics” in the Detroit Region

The Detroit Region has always been a leader and innovator of moving people, products, and goods around the world, allowing it to become the logistics powerhouse it is today. The Region offers expansive transportation resources, allowing companies unparalleled access to customers, suppliers, talent, and both U.S. and Canadian markets. Featured image from stock.

Exploring Smart Manufacturing in the Detroit Region

The Detroit Regional Partnership’s (DRP) seven-industry cluster program received the C2ER Research Award for Project Impact in its first year. In keeping with current industry trends, data for each cluster is being updated and re-launched on the DRP website. The Detroit Region is a world leader in innovating how goods and products are made, leading the integration of new technology into advanced manufacturing.