Research, Engineering & Design
The Detroit Region is the fastest-growing design hub in the U.S.
Detroit is the first and only U.S. city to be designated a UNESCO City of Design, an honor that recognizes the region’s history and commitment to supporting creativity. And the Detroit Region is the third largest and the fastest-growing design hub in the U.S., with more projected job growth than New York or Los Angeles.
In addition to the second largest concentration of engineering talent, the region also boasts the highest number of industrial and commercial designers in the United States. This talent combined with billions in private and university R&D makes the Detroit Region an ideal location for innovative companies. Each year, the University Research Corridor and the private sector invest a combined $21 billion in new research to revolutionize the industry.
From design concept to finished product, the Detroit Region has the talent and resources to bring your new ideas to life.
Frequently Requested Information:
The Detroit Region is the third largest design hub in the United States, only behind New York City and Los Angeles. However, our region’s high-quality talent is significantly more affordable, costing an average of 30% less than our coastal peers.
2019 Research, Engineering & Design Facts
State for Business R&D Performance in the U.S.
Fastest-Growing Design Hub
Faster than Los Angeles and New York City
Annual Engineering Graduates
Within a 5-Hour Drive
In Concentration of Design Occupations
Among the Top 10 Markets
Resources and Data
Research, Engineering, & Design Interactive Business Case
Research, Engineering, & Design Business Case PDF
Design Fabrications D|Fab
Detroit Center for Innovation
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