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.
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
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detroit Regional Partnership, a non-profit economic development organization, secured 21 project wins in 2021, which are expected to create more than $363 million in investment and 2,146 direct jobs in the 11-county Detroit Region.
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.
Detroit Regional Partnership is seeking diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging consulting and inclusive design process development related to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
Explore Detroit Regional Partnership’s industry clusters: Corporate & Professional Services and Financial Services. Take a look into the benefits of growing your business here. Find out why other businesses are racing to the Detroit Region. Featured image from DRP.