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11 County Region

With a population of over 5.3 million people, the 11-county Detroit region is larger than half of the states in the U.S. Its largest city, Detroit, is the 18th largest city in the U.S., and Money Magazine has named five Detroit area cities as Best Places to Live: Troy at 26, West Bloomfield at 37, Shelby Township at 78, Macomb Township at 84 and Ann Arbor at 100.

The Detroit region has a place and experience for everyone. It is home to several world-class museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles. H. Wright Museum of African American History, the New Detroit Science Center, The Henry Ford, the Motown Museum, and one of the world’s finest symphonies, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. It is also home to five professional sports teams, more public golf courses than any other state, and hundreds of inland lakes.

Abbreviated County Profiles

Genesee County Profile

Lapeer County Profile

Lenawee County Profile

Livingston County Profile

Macomb County Profile

Monroe County Profile

Oakland County Profile

Shiawassee County Profile

St.Clair County Profile

Southeast Michigan Profile

Washtenaw County Profile

Wayne County Profile

Area 2000 2010 2013 Est.
Detroit Region 5,456,428 5,318,933 5,314,163
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 322,895 344,791 354,240
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 4,452,557 4,296,259 4,294,983
Flint MSA/Genesee County 436,161 425,790 415,376
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 145,945 152,201 150,376
Lapeer County 87,904 88,319 88,389
Lenawee County/Adrian Micropolitan Area 98,890 99,892 99,188
Livingston County 156,951 180,967 184,443
Macomb County 788,149 840,987 854,769
Oakland County 1,194,156 1,202,362 1,231,640
St. Clair County 164,235 163,040 160,469
Wayne County 2,061,162 1,820,584 1,775,273
City of Detroit 951,270 713,445 668,701
Michigan 9,938,444 9,883,640 9,895,622

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Note: Prior to 2004, Monroe County was part of Detroit,

Leading Firms by County

Genesee County

Company Industry Employees
General Motors Automotive Manufacturing 6,504
Genesys Medical Center General Medical & Surgical Hospital 4,000
McLaren Regional Medical Center General Medical & Surgical Hospital 2,600
Hurley Medical Center General Medical & Surgical Hospital 2,400
Citizens Bank Financial Institution 2,164

Source: Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Lapeer County

Company Industry Employees
Lapeer Health Services Corporation Hospital & health services 850
Lapeer Community Schools Public education 661
Voplex/Lapeer Fabricators Automotive prototype assembly 529
State of Michigan Government 441
County of Lapeer Government 438

Source: Lapeer County Planning Department

Lenawee County

Company Industry
Wal-Mart Retailer
Lenawee County Government
Gus Harrison Correctional Facility
ProMedica North Region Medical
Michigan International Speedway Auto Racing

Source: Lenawee Economic Development Corporation

Livingston County

Company Industry # of Employees
Citizen’s Insurance Company Insurance 850
Livingston Educational Service Agency Educational Service Agency 639
Trinity Health Health Care System 610
Brighton Area Schools Public School System 550
Howell Public School District Public School System 534

Source: Crain’s Detroit Business

Macomb County

Company Employees
General Motors Company 18,539
Ford Motor Company 12,335
Fiat SpA 9,490
McLaren Health Care Corporation 4,926
Henry Ford Health System 4,297

Source: D&B Market Insight.

Monroe County

Company Industry Employees
DTE Energy Energy Provider 1,250
Meijer, Inc. Retailer 1,100
Monroe Public Schools Education 970
Bedford Public Schools Education 850
Mercy-Memorial Hospital Health Care Center 800

Source: Monroe County Business Development Corporation

Oakland County

Company Industry Employees
Beaumont Hospitals Health Care System 11,389
Chrysler Group LLC Automobile Manufacturer 9,894
General Motors Co. Automobile Manufacturer 8,258
Trinity Health Health Care System 5,822
St. John Providence Health System Health Care System 4,354

Source: Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs

Shiawassee County

Company Industry Employees
Memorial Health Health Care Provider 1000+
Machine Tool and Gear Manufacturing 300-400
Baker College of Owosso Education 200-300

Source: Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership

St. Clair County

Company Industry Employees
Port Huron Hospital Hospital 1,500
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Hospital 802
Meijer Retail 630
SMR Manufacturing 502
Engineering Plastic Components (EPC) Manufacturing 485

 Source: Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County

Washtenaw County

Company Industry Employees
University Of Michigan Medical Center Medical Center 20,000
University Of Michigan Education 18,191
Ann Arbor Public Schools Education 2,300
Eastern Michigan University Education 1,886
Toyota Technical Center Automotive R&D 1,530

Source: Ann Arbor SPARK

Wayne County

Company Industry Employees
City of Detroit Government 11,396
Detroit Public Schools School District 10,951
Detroit Medical Center Medical Center 10,823
Henry Ford Health System Health Care System 8,774
U.S. Government Government 6,665

Source: Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

If you’re looking at locating your business in the Detroit region, call us at 313.596.0330

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