The Detroit Regional Partnership is your guide to the Detroit Region

The Detroit Regional Partnership offers confidential, no-cost assistance to domestic and international companies interested in investing in the 11-county Detroit Region. We specialize in helping companies understand and access the competitive advantages of our region—from workforce data to state and local incentives.

The DRP is an efficient, convenient single point of contact to all of our regional resources. Our team works with companies and site selectors to help manage your projects, navigate our real estate market, and support your transition into the Detroit community. Whether your project needs a single-person sales office, a new manufacturing operation, or a global headquarters, we are here to help make your vision a reality.

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Countless opportunities await you in the Detroit Region. In 2020 alone, our team worked on over 300 new projects and completed more than 150 research requests for companies and site selectors. 

Single Point of Contact

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We connect you with the Detroit Region

The Detroit Region has a vast network of resources, partners, and assets to offer—if you know where to look. At the Detroit Regional Partnership, we make your search simple.

The DRP is your one-stop shop for any guidance or assistance you need as you explore the Detroit Region. We are here to help implement your project plan and connect you with the 5.4 million residents, 2.6 million workers, 348 communities, and 300,000 companies across our region. Whatever your project needs, our team is ready to quickly execute an NDA and begin working on your behalf, bringing all the benefits of the region to your business. 

Selecting Your Site

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Explore the region’s real estate with DRP expertise

Site selection is at the heart of all new investment projects, but it can be difficult to find the perfect real estate, especially in an unfamiliar location. The Detroit Regional Partnership offers a wide range of site selection services to help you navigate our real estate market and secure a site where your project will succeed.

Our team of local experts can quickly survey the available real estate in the region, or we can offer a more in-depth consultation for site selectors—including a comprehensive market assessment, site visits, and a guided tour of the Detroit Region. We also offer virtual site selection services, providing virtual tours and drone footage of site locations. You can start your site selection search at our Properties Portal.

Project Management

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The DRP keeps your project moving forward

Once you engage our team, the Detroit Regional Partnership can be as involved in the process as you need. We often operate as a regional consultant, assisting with specific issues and requests to support your project. However, we are also equipped to act as your comprehensive project manager, guiding you through the project’s life cycle and addressing any challenges that may occur. 

Our philosophy is to serve as a neutral broker for the region, helping site selectors and companies understand the different municipalities, programs, and partners available in the Detroit Region. We bring all of these assets together to create a comprehensive solution for our clients, expediting your investment and ensuring that your project is successful.

Regional Data

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Research with confidence through verified DRP data

The Detroit Regional Partnership specializes in helping companies understand the competitive advantages of our ecosystem through verified data and statistics. Our team has compiled information about each community and industry within the region, so you can conveniently access and reference any relevant data you need during your site selection search.

Our team stands ready to address any data requests, including information on workforce availability, the cost of doing business, talent affordability, industry business cases, our customer and supplier ecosystem, and more. Visit our data center for some of our prepared data sets and overview documents.

Market Visits

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Experience the Detroit Region through a guided visit

At the Detroit Regional Partnership, we know that the best way to assess our market is to experience it first-hand. Our team organizes both in-person and virtual site visits for our clients, so you can tour potential sites, experience life in the region, and see the advantages for yourself.

From transportation to accommodations, the DRP helps arrange market visits for any site consultant, delegation, partner, or investor who is interested in exploring our community. We give site selectors exclusive access to complimentary services and curated guides to help you make the most of your trip. Reach out to our team to plan your visit to the Detroit Region today.

Securing Incentives

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We help negotiate incentives for your investment

Both the Detroit Region and the State of Michigan are dedicated to offering the most competitive business climate, ensuring your company enjoys an affordable and beneficial tax environment. This includes local programs designed to support your project and improve your bottom line.

Our team acts as a local incentives consultant, helping you understand the programs and funds available in the region. Based on your project requirements, we assess the programs you qualify for and help coordinate those efforts, bringing the proper approving agencies to the table. Together, we work as a team to negotiate a comprehensive package and ensure your project is successful in our community.

Assessing Talent

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We offer data-driven insights on our region’s workforce

More and more, high-quality talent is the driving force behind today’s business location decisions. Our team is here to help you navigate the Detroit Region’s large and diverse workforce with concrete data and testimonials.  

We provide in-depth information on our regional demographics, workforce profile, and talent pipeline to ensure that our community’s population meets your project needs. During this vetting process, we can also connect you with local companies and HR professionals so you can hear directly from experts in your industry. Our talent solutions are grounded in the principles of equity and inclusion, and we are committed to helping you find a diverse workforce that fulfills your talent needs.

Once your company joins our community, the Detroit Regional Partnership also helps connect you to our local workforce development community. Together, we can create and implement robust talent recruitment and retention strategies to ensure your long-term success.

Private Service Provider Connections

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The DRP network connects you with expert guidance

Major investment projects need more than just research data, available sites, and business incentives. From legal requirements to financial matters, your project will face a number of logistical complications that may need outside expertise. Our team can help connect you with technical experts to help advise and address any issues that arise during a project’s progression.

The Detroit Regional Partnership is part of a vast community network that can help you at any stage of your project completion. At your request, we can engage with various experts to help you navigate issues like legal incorporation, visas, government permitting, taxes, and project financing.

Contact Our Expert

Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson

SVP, Business Development