Foreign Investment

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Foreign Investment

The Detroit Region’s International Business Community

There are nearly 1,300 international business locations from 38 countries in the Detroit region, led by Japan, Germany and Canada which together account for more than 700 operations.

Since 2000, India, Korea and China have led foreign direct investment growth by establishment with growth rates of 2,000%, 900%, and 550% respectively.

Top 12 Countries, Foreign-Owned Facilities

 

 

Foreign-held companies continue to invest in a big way in Michigan facilities. Foreign firms made investments totaling $2.2 billion more in 2014 over 2013, while the number of projects grew by 17%.

FDI Michigan Web

“Maybe it’s because of Michigan’s two million German-Americans – the largest population of any ethnic group in the state. It could be our universities, great lakes, natural resources and international reputation for the Motown sound.

Whatever it is, Germans love doing business here!  Our 350 German companies in Michigan employ some 78,000 people here -more than those from any other nation. Michigan leads in German capital stock investment among all states and import-export data places Germany as the state’s top European trading partner.

The shared values and deep roots make Michigan a second home to Germans and the most logical place for Germans to invest and reinvest.”

Fred Hoffman, Honorary Consul – Detroit, Federal Republic of Germany


“The culture in Michigan and in the Detroit area is so diverse that you don’t really feel like an outsider. You are surrounded by people from all over the world everywhere you go; the people have always made me feel welcome.  For me this is home, there isn’t anywhere I’d rather be.”

Tel Ganesan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kyyba

Regional Detroit’s Leading Foreign-Held Companies

CompanyDetroit Region EmploymentParent Country
Adecco Employment10,000+Switzerland
Magna International 2,500 - 4,999 Canada
Robert Bosch LLC 2,500 - 4,999 Germany
Advantage Technical Resourcing 1,000 - 2,499 Japan
Bundy Corp. 1,000 - 2,499 United Kingdom
Copper & Brass Sales 1,000 - 2,499 Germany
Intier Automotive Inc. 1,000 - 2,499 Canada
Metaldyne 1,000 - 2,499 Japan
Severstal North America 1,000 - 2,499 Russia
Technicolor 1,000 - 2,499 France
TechnoTrim Inc. 1,000 - 2,499 JV-Japan & United States
ThyssenKrupp USA Inc. 1,000 - 2,499 Germany
Total Petroleum Inc. 1,000 - 2,499 France
Umicore Autocat USA Inc. 1,000 - 2,499 Belgium
Accenture 500 - 999 Ireland
Auto Alliance International Inc.500 - 999 JV-Japan & United States
Continental Automotive 500 - 999 Germany
Denso International America Inc. 500 - 999 Japan
Excel Freight Management 500 - 999 United Kingdom
FANUC Robotics America Inc. 500 - 999 Japan
Gale Cengage Learning 500 - 999 JV-Canada & United Kingdom
GKN Driveline North America Inc. 500 - 999 United Kingdom
Henkel Corp. 500 - 999 Germany
Johnson Electric Automotive Inc. 500 - 999 China
Mazda Motor of America Inc. 500 - 999 Japan
MODIS, INC 500 - 999 Switzerland
National Steel Corp. 500 - 999 Japan
Ogihara America Corp. 500 - 999 Japan
Perstorp Components Inc. 500 - 999 Sweden
Rieter Automotive North America 500 - 999 Switzerland
Schefenacker Vision Systems Inc. 500 - 999 United Kingdom
TI Automotive 500 - 999 United Kingdom
TK Holding Inc. 500 - 999 Japan
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. 500 - 999 Japan
Valeo Services 500 - 999 France
Volkswagen of America Inc. 500 - 999 Germany
Webasto Roof Systems Inc. 500 - 999 Germany
Yazaki North America Inc. 500 - 999 Japan

 

 

Contact
    • Justin
    • Robinson
    • Vice President, Business Attraction
    • jrobinson@detroitchamber.com
    • 313.580.5230
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