Covid-19’s Impact on Detroit: A Q&A with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chiago'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.
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.
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.”
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside the “New” Detroit Regional Partnership with CEO, Barry I. Matherly
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?
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.
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
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.
‘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.
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?
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
Economic development professionals named to Investment Advisory Council
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.
Detroit Regional Partnership targets issues that keep companies away
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.
'Jobs for all' goal drives Matherly, Detroit Regional Partnership
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.”
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
New regional economic development nonprofit gets a name, starts meeting with leaders in 11-county area
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
New regional economic development group gets 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.
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.
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.
VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GURU TO HEAD NEW SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN BUSINESS ATTRACTION GROUP
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.
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.