Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Corporate & Professional Services Interactive Story Map

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) has launched its fourth interactive story map (from a series of seven maps) aimed at diversifying the region’s economy while ensuring access to jobs for all in...

Detroit Regional Partnership Announces Leadership Change; Maureen Krauss Named New CEO, Replacing Barry Matherly

  DETROIT, June 17, 2020 (NYSE: DTE) The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) today announced Maureen Krauss will become its new CEO. Krauss replaces Barry Matherly, who will be leaving the...

Detroit Regional Partnership Makes Statement on Racial Injustice and Discusses Deep Prosperity Initiative

Like millions of Americans, the Detroit Regional Partnership is deeply disturbed, saddened and frustrated by the racially motivated murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – who...

Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Interactive Mobility and Automotive Industry Cluster Story Map

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) has identified seven industry clusters and twenty-one sub clusters. The targeted and highlighted clusters will diversify the region’s economy while ensuring access to jobs for all in the Southeast Michigan…

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Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Talent Insight Survey

The Detroit Regional Partnership has launched a survey focusing on finding post-grad job opportunities. Surveyors need to be current students or recent graduates (of up to 5 years) from a Michigan college or university.

Please click on the link below to get started and thank you in advance for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback.

Hurry! The survey will be closing on July 24, 2020.

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Detroit Regional Partnership Announces Leadership Change: Maureen Krauss Named New CEO, Replacing Barry Matherly

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) today announced Maureen Krauss will become its new CEO. Krauss replaces Barry I. Matherly, who will be leaving the region due to family relocation requirements.

Matherly, who joined DRP in November 2018, was DRP’s first CEO and was hired to establish and staff the newly formed organization and develop an economic development strategy (now complete) to diversify Detroit’s regional economy.

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Detroit Regional Partnership Makes Statement on Racial Injustice and Discusses Deep Prosperity Initiative

As our hearts and condolences are with the families and community, we must truthfully confront our history of racial injustice before we can take the necessary steps to repair its painful legacy. We in turn must address and deal with the uncomfortable truth of systemic racism.

Deep Prosperity has been part of our original Guiding Principles. As an economic development organization, we strive to ensure intentional engagement for those traditionally left out of economic growth.

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Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Interactive Mobility and Automotive Industry Cluster Story Map

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) has identified seven targeted industry clusters, incorporating 22 sub clusters, that will diversify the region’s economy, while ensuring access to jobs for all in Southeast Michigan. The Detroit region is globally known for being the motor city and the birthplace of the automobile, making the automotive industry a pillar to the region.

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Covid-19’s Impact on Detroit: A Q&A with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chiacgo's Paul Traub

In May 2020, Angela M. Ladetto, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Research, Detroit Regional Partnership, asked Paul Traub, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch, a series of questions about how Covid-19 has affected the Detroit region, Michigan, and the U.S. and what may be in store in the coming months.

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Economic Development Week 2020 Digital Campaign

In celebration of Economic Development Week 2020 (May 4–9) — the Detroit Regional Partnership teamed up with local and state partners to launch a digital marketing campaign highlighting the significant work and contributions of economic development leaders across the 11-county region.

Economic Development Week was created by International Economic Development Council to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.

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Site Selection Magazine Honors the DRP and the DEGC with Distinguished Award

Site Selection Magazine honors the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) with the Distinguished Mac Conway Award for “Excellence in Economic Development” and job creation.

“At the Detroit Regional Partnership, we consider this a ‘pivotal moment’ to be recognized as one of the top EDOs in the U.S. alongside the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation,” said Barry I. Matherly, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Partnership. “Site Selection Magazine has featured DEGC and DRP among organizations that are the most successful in facilitating job growth and investment for the region. As we continue our mission to market, grow and support the economy of Southeast Michigan; it is a pleasure to see Michigan ranked as the 4th best state for the growth of jobs and investment in their communities.”

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Twenty Percent of the Detroit Region’s Residents Work in Industries Impacted Immediately by COVID-19

According to an analysis conducted by The Brookings Institution, there are 63 industries that are suffering immediate effects from the economic shutdown as a result of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

For the Detroit Region the COVID-19 effects are being felt by everyone, but the impact has been felt more deeply and immediately for many of the 543,258 regional Detroit residents that work at one of…

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State Expands Support Services Available for Startups, Entrepreneurs in Response to COVID-19

In support of the start-up community, the MEDC has expanded their Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) through Michigan Strategic Fund delegated authority to provide SmartZones with resources for more services for tech entrepreneurs and companies, including supporting innovations that can help make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Resources & Information

The Detroit Regional Partnership has created an online resource center that provides a comprehensive list of information about COVID-19 from public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials and more.

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PMBC COVID-19 Emergency Access & Retooling Grants

Do you have the capability to produce critical health & human service supplies, but need assistance in scaling or purchasing equipment? Pure Michigan Business Connect is providing grant assistance to help companies or non-profits begin or ramp up production of critical supplies across a broad range of product categories.

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Motor City Partners with Space City to Recruit Suppliers for New NASA Lunar Rover

The Detroit Regional Partnership is working with NASA to help the space agency identify potential supplier partners for a new lunar rover vehicle for the Artemis Program whose goal is to return people to the moon by 2024.

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Research, Engineering, and Design: The Talent Cluster in a Talent-Focused World

Economic development organizations that identify their “talent clusters” can help companies to find the skilled labor they require.

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The New Head of the Detroit Regional Partnership Meets PWS

Barry Matherly talks to Paul W. Smith about the 2020 business activity in and around Detroit. 

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Inside the “New” Detroit Regional Partnership with CEO, Barry I. Matherly

WXYZ DETROIT — On Sunday, January 19, Spotlight on the News will introduce you to Barry I. Matherly, the leader of the “New” Detroit Regional Partnership.

What are his plans? We’ll also go inside the upcoming 2020 Detroit Policy Conference with Detroit Regional Chamber President & CEO Sandy Baruah and Conference Chair Dennis Archer, Jr. Together, how are they moving our region forward?

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Design and Mobility Could Be Key For Future Jobs in Detroit, SE Michigan

Jobs is the number one focus for Barry Matherly, president, and CEO at the Detroit Regional Partnership, an economic development nonprofit serving Southeast Michigan’s 11-county region. 

Matherly talked with WWJ’s Roberta Jasina, Tom Jordan, Charlie Langton, Vickie Thomas and Murray Feldman about a variety of issues including the focus on future jobs, design, and engineering. 

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Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Talent Insight Survey

The Detroit Regional Partnership would like to invite recent college grads and current students from a Michigan college or university to take a brief survey on future plans to move to another geography or to reside in Michigan.

The survey should take an estimated 5-10 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below to get started (survey closes July 24, 2020), and thank you in advance for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback.

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Detroit Regional Partnership Announces Leadership Change; Maureen Krauss Named New CEO, Replacing Barry I. Matherly

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) today announced Maureen Krauss will become its new CEO. Krauss replaces Barry I. Matherly, who will be leaving the region due to family relocation requirements. Matherly will continue with DRP through the end of July as an advisor to Krauss, ensuring a smooth transition.

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Detroit Regional Partnership Makes Statement on Racial Injustice and Discusses Deep Prosperity Initiative

Like millions of Americans, the Detroit Regional Partnership is deeply disturbed, saddened and frustrated by the racially motivated murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – who we’ll never forget. As our hearts and condolences are with the families and community, we must truthfully confront our history of racial injustice before we can take the necessary steps to repair its painful legacy.

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Covid-19’s Impact on Detroit: A Q&A with the Chicago Fed’s Paul Traub

Covid-19’s Impact on Detroit: A Q&A with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch's Paul Traub

In May 2020, Angela M. Ladetto, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Research, Detroit Regional Partnership, asked Paul Traub, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch, a series of questions about how Covid-19 has affected the Detroit region, Michigan, and the U.S. and what may be in store in the coming months

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Detroit Regional Partnership Launches Interactive Mobility and Automotive Industry Cluster Story Map

The Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP) has identified seven targeted industry clusters, incorporating 22 sub clusters, that will diversify the region’s economy, while ensuring access to jobs for all in Southeast Michigan. The Detroit region is globally known for being the motor city and the birthplace of the automobile, making the automotive industry a pillar to the region.

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Twenty Percent of the Detroit Region’s Residents Work in Industries Impacted by COVID-19

According to an analysis conducted by The Brookings Institution, there are 63 industries that are suffering immediate effects from the economic shutdown as a result of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Annually, these industries contribute more than $32.5B in GRP and generate more than $21.8 billion in earnings and pay taxes in excess of $5.4 billion.

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‘The Motor City’ Partners with ‘Space City’ to Heighten Awareness for NASA’s Mission to Build the New Lunar Rover

The Detroit Regional Partnership steps up to support NASA by providing a key listing of Detroit automotive leaders, outreach efforts along with RFI distribution.

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What Are The Talent Clusters in a Talent-Focused World?

Where’s the talent? Ask a corporate executive or a site selection consultant the number-one factor driving location decisions and the response will be skilled labor. If talent is the number-one factor, why do so many economic development strategies focus on clusters of companies versus clusters of talent?

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Justin Robinson, SVP of the Detroit Regional Partnership Joins the Conversation with Crain’s: How Metro Detroit is Ripe for Business?

Justin Robinson, senior vice president, business development at the Detroit Regional Partnership, points out a large labor pool and workforce of approximately 2.65 million people, meaning this region’s workforce is larger than 28 other states

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Economic development professionals named to Investment Advisory Council

Nine prominent economic development leaders, including past and present members of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) board of directors, were appointed earlier this month by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to the Investment Advisory Council (IAC).

IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle, CEcD, board member Chris Camacho, and 2016 board chair Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, HLM were appointed to the 25-member body, with Finkle and Camacho both serving their second term.

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From crime capital to America's most exciting city – the remarkable reinvention of Detroit

If Detroit has now turned a page, the chapter began, disastrously, in July 2013 when the city filed for bankruptcy.

For a metropolis that, for the first half of the 20th century, had been the most prosperous and innovative in America, it was the final ignominy.

But hitting rock bottom had a galvanizing effect: artists, entrepreneurs, and investors began to reimagine Detroit, righting the sinking ship.

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Detroit Regional Partnership to recruit companies in industry and talent clusters

The Detroit Regional Partnership has firmed up the types of industries it will proactively target as it moves full force into marketing and recruitment efforts in the coming year.

They’re based on the region’s existing strengths, rather than on aspirations. Not surprisingly, several focus on key strengths developed to serve the automotive industry.

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Detroit Regional Partnership targets issues that keep companies away

The Detroit Regional Partnership has formed a problem-solving arm to target issues keeping companies from locating in Southeast Michigan.

It’s inviting groups from higher education, government and the nonprofit and business sectors to participate in solving the issues it’s hearing about from the companies that got away.

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'Jobs for all' goal drives Matherly, Detroit Regional Partnership

During a recent meeting to catch up on his first six months on the job, Barry Matherly, CEO of Southeast Michigan’s new economic development group, pulled out a notebook.

There, in the front cover, were five phrases or aspirations, as he called them, to ground him and his team as they work to develop economic development strategies for Southeast Michigan. Among them was the simple phrase “jobs for all.”

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The great transformation: From analog to digital, Detroit Regional Partnership leads new business

In the 130-plus year history of the automobile, the Detroit region has been a leader in the global industry. As the shift to electrification and autonomous control begins, Southeast Michigan is poised to keep and attract manufacturers and suppliers in this new era of transportation.

The newly formed Detroit Regional Partnership, a spin-off of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s business attraction efforts, acts as the first point of contact, coordinating efforts among development groups and businesses to stimulate economic growth in the 11-county area.

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Detroit Regional Partnership, region's new business attraction entity, launches website

The newly-formed Detroit Regional Partnership has launched a website along with its brand and logo.

The idea to create a business development and attraction program began in early 2018 by a group of regional CEO’s, including DTE Energy Chairman Gerry Anderson and General Motors CEO Mary Barra, in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber

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New regional economic development nonprofit gets a name, starts meeting with leaders in 11-county area

The economic development nonprofit created by the “no-name” regional CEO group has a new name and has launched a monthlong “listening tour.”

Led by CEO Barry Matherly, the newly named Detroit Regional Partnership is meeting with stakeholders across 11 counties in Southeast Michigan to learn more about economic-development programs and priorities in each.

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New regional economic development group, Detroit Regional Partnership, is up and running

A new organization dedicated to spurring job growth in Southeastern Michigan is up and running. The newly-named Detroit Regional Partnership is charged with creating a world-class marketing and attraction economic development arm for the 11-county region – sending a message to the world that Southeast Michigan is a united region with strong assets.

Led by CEO Barry Matherly, the group kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders across the 11-county region to learn more about each community’s economic development programs and priorities

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New regional economic development group gets name

The unnamed regional economic development group started by an unnamed regional CEO group finally has a name.

The Detroit Regional Partnership is up and running in its charge to market the 11-county region of Southeast Michigan and attract out-of-state business investment here, the nonprofit said in a news release Thursday after it kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders in the region.

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Worth Cities 2018

For about three-quarters of a century after it was built in 1912-1913 for the then-daunting sum of $2.5 million, Michigan Central Station, just west of downtown Detroit, was one of the grandest train stations in the nation. A hub of travel throughout the Midwest during World War I and World War II and the arrival point for thousands of immigrants to Detroit, the magnificent Beaux-Arts building also made a statement about the stature of the city itself.

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New Regional Economic Development Group Launches, Hires CEO and Forms Board

A new organization dedicated to spurring job growth in Southeastern Michigan has been launched and has hired its first CEO. Barry Matherly will join the group, transitioning from his role as president and CEO of a similar initiative in Virginia, and will lead the effort to ensure that Southeast Michigan’s 11 counties are served by a well-funded, world-class business attraction initiative.

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VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GURU TO HEAD NEW SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN BUSINESS ATTRACTION GROUP

The still-nameless nonprofit formed by a group of CEOs that’s looking to attract business to Southeast Michigan named its leader, and he’s coming from Virginia.

The regional CEO group led by among others DTE Energy Co. and its top executive, Gerry Anderson, has been planning to launch an economic development organization. The group made news for its regional transit push in the spring and its assertions that Southeast Michigan is lagging behind other regions that have concerted, united attraction efforts in place.

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Nameless regional economic group launches, selects CEO

A group of 15 CEOs from Southeast Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chamber have launched an unnamed regional economic entity dedicated to spurring job growth.

Barry Matherly, who heads a similar organization in Richmond, Virginia, will serve as the nonprofit’s CEO starting Jan. 3, working to attract out-of-state and international companies to the 11-county region. The organization will fill a need to attract new businesses to the region and create a single point of entry to connect businesses interested in opening up shop with the right resources.

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