When you’re looking for a competitive advantage, one destination is better than the rest.
With 29 higher education institutions, the Detroit region is home to one of the country’s most skilled workforces. Year after year, we graduate more engineers per capita than any other area in North America. From life sciences to energy to automotive, we’ve got the human capital to go with your investment capital.
From automotive to aviation to defense, we’re changing the way the world moves. Our unmatched automotive research, design and advanced manufacturing resources make this region the leader in next-generation mobility and technology development. Our culture of innovation is ready to help your business grow.
Why do 1,300 firms from 38 countries call the Detroit region home? We’re the perfect location when you’re looking to access U.S. and Canadian markets. Home to one of the world’s most valuable border crossings and Detroit Metro Airport – with nonstop flights to more than 160 destinations – we’ll get your business where it needs to go.
At the heart of the Great Lakes, Destination Detroit offers access to 95 percent of the U.S. supply of fresh water, providing agribusiness, manufacturing and data centers an abundant and secure water source. With hundreds of miles of shoreline, inland lakes and rivers nearby, we offer some of the world’s best recreational opportunities.
Over 5 million call Destination Detroit home. That’s because Southeast Michigan offers a diverse, economically attractive location with world-class arts, culture and recreation. From the energy of America’s Comeback City to the comforts of nationally-ranked suburban communities, we make every kind of professional feel welcome.
- Nearly 1,300 foreign companies from 38 countries employ more than 150,000 people in the Detroit region
- Since 2006, the city of Detroit has experienced more than $12 billion in new investments across 150 projects*
- 61 of the top 100 automotive suppliers to North America are headquartered in Michigan
- Automakers and suppliers have invested over $17 billion in Michigan since 2010 and $1.7 billion in 2014 alone
- Detroit and Port Huron make up the busiest North American border crossing, facilitating more than $250 billion in trade annually
- Detroit Metro Airport offers access to the world, with 230 international flights weekly to more than 25 non-stop destinations on four continents
- Michigan’s flat 6 percent Corporate Income Tax is among the lowest in the nation
- Top 15 corporate tax rate in the nation (Tax Foundation)
- Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S. on December 2012
- With 45 projects, the Detroit region leads the nation in connected vehicle technology
*These numbers reflect projects that received $5 million or more in investment.