The 11-county Detroit region offers global companies access to one of the world’s leading innovation, manufacturing, and logistics hubs, all at a highly-competitive cost structure.

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Driving Innovation

The Detroit region employs over 96,000 individuals in the Research, Engineering, and Design space, and has the only UNESCO City of Design designation in the United States.


35 colleges and universities graduate 60,000 students annually, with more than 45% earning STEM degrees.


Home to 80,000 engineers – the greatest concentration in the United States.

Where We Excel

The Detroit Regional Partnership is dedicated to expanding and revitalizing the region.

Ford invests $740 million in new electric and autonomous vehicle campus that will house 2,500 employees in greater downtown

Silicon Valley-based provider of semi-conductor equipment is launching new 500-person, $70 million research and development center

Google’s former self-driving car division opens new 400-person facility to build thousands of self-driving cars

Global technology firm opening new 500-person advanced- safety engineering center to drive forward the future of mobility

Spanish defense firm investing $40 million and creating 223 jobs to build combat-vehicle transmissions for the U.S. Army

Amazon opens 3 new fulfillment centers in Detroit region creating 4,000 new jobs

LinkedIn chooses Detroit for the first new U.S. office in 10 years

California manufacturer of world-class telescopes relocates to region, investing $9.4 million and creating 54 jobs at new HQ

Who we Are

A single contact for global companies.

How We Can Help

Supporting companies through the entire process. 

Detroit Regional Partnership


“Laser-focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies to attract investments and jobs.”

– Barry Matherly, CEO