Transportation

Warehousing 

Wholesaling 

Amazon, Coyote Logistics [a UPS Subsidiary], and Penske Logistics recognized the Detroit Region’s valuable logistics assets including the busiest northern border crossing, a vast network of freeways, four Class I railroads, an international airport, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The state of Michigan is also collaborating with Canada to invest $5.7 billion in the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will seamlessly connect Michigan and Canada to the world. Supplying the logistics talent for regional companies is the #1 supply chain management school in the nation at Michigan State University. The Detroit Region is well suited to help the world’s leading transportation and logistics companies position themselves for growth and a sustainable future.

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Every day more than 11,000 trucks carrying goods worth more than $600 million use the Detroit & Port Huron border crossings

Scheduled to open in 2024, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will allow for increased cross-border trade

Detroit is the sixth-largest export market in the nation

Per square foot, Detroit Region warehouse space is less expensive than that in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh

COUNTRIES RECEIVE EXPORTS FROM MICHIGAN

U.S. AND CANADIAN CUSTOMERS WITHIN A 5-HOUR DRIVE

COUNTRIES RECEIVE EXPORTS FROM MICHIGAN

LOGISTICS INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Amazon Opens Three Fulfillment Centers in the Detroit Region

Since 2016, Amazon announced three new fulfillment centers in the Detroit region [Livonia, Romulus, Shelby Twp.], investing $270 million and creating 4,000 new jobs.

“The state has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon, and we’re proud to be creating great jobs with benefits for Michiganders.”

-Sanjay Shah, Vice President of North American Operations, Amazon

Key Companies

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMSI, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Regional Chamber, Forbes, CompTIA  Note: Google quote from Detroit News article June 10th, 2019