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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Detroit Regional Partnership is seeking diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging consulting and inclusive design process development related to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
Today, the Detroit Regional Partnership applauded the Michigan Legislature for passing legislation that provides $1.4 billion to support job-creation incentives and provide support for small business. Featured image from stock.
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.
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.
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.