Maureen Donohue Krauss Receives Fellow Member (FM) Status from the International Economic Development Council
DRP President & CEO Maureen Donohue Krauss was awarded Fellow Member (FM) status for her excellence in economic development from the IEDC.
Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 500 Jobs, Up to $400 Million Investment from Norway’s Nel Hydrogen
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Norwegian hydrogen company Nel Hydrogen is establishing an automated gigawatt electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Michigan. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of up to $400 million and create more than 500 good-paying clean energy manufacturing jobs that build on Michigan’s leadership in the hydrogen space.
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)
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).
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.
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.
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: 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.
Final Mile Corporation today announced the opening of a new manufacturing and fleet service logistics center in Sylvan Lake, Michigan for its TeleTruck Division. Featured image from Final Mile Corporation.
Global Auto Supplier Yanfeng Employs 675+ at Retooled Highland Park Plant with Support from Detroit Regional Partnership
Following a $30-million capital investment, global automotive supplier Yanfeng announced it has exceeded its initial hiring goals and now employs more than 675 employees at its..