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More than A Motor City

While the Detroit Region remains the center of the automotive world, several of its fastest growing industries are in sectors as diverse as health care, defense, aerospace, information technology and logistics.

Additionally, 1,250 foreign firms from 40 countries are operating in the Detroit region.

Fast Facts:

• With more than 13,000 health-care related businesses and approximately 366,351 jobs in the region, the health care industry in Detroit has an overall economic impact of $38 billion annually.

• Michigan ranks 2nd in the U.S. in aerospace job growth between 2009-2012.

• Detroit remains one of the fastest growing regions for technology jobs in the country.

• Michigan ranks in the top 10 for states where patents are granted, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made Detroit the home of its first satellite office.

 

Here are just a few of the over 300,000 companies that call this region home:

Detroit Investment Map

Since 2006, the city of Detroit has been home to more than $9.3 billion in investment in commercial, industrial and residential properties. Use our 2014 Investment Map to locate all of them.

 

Largest Employers in Regional Detroit – 2014

RankCompanyRegional HQRegional Employment
1Ford Motor Co.Dearborn42,750
2General Motors Co.Detroit39,561
3Chrysler LLC.Auburn Hills30,579
4University of MichiganAnn Arbor29,855
5U.S. GovernmentDetroit19,010
6Henry Ford Health SystemDetroit17,949
7Beaumont Health SystemRoyal Oak16,456
8Trinity HealthLivonia13,687
9Detroit Medical CenterDetroit11,868
10U.S. Postal ServiceDetroit11,600

Source: Crain’s Detroit Business

 

Regional Detroit’s Fortune 500 Companies – 2012

CompanyFortune 500 RankCityRevenue 2012 (in billions)
General Motors7Detroit$152.3
Ford Motor Company10Dearborn$134.3
TRW Automotive Holdings173Livonia$16.4
Lear Corporation187Southfield$14.6
Penske Automotive Holdings203Bloomfield Hills$13.6
Ally Financial221Detroit$12.6
DTE Energy299Detroit$8.8
Autoliv317Auburn Hills$8.3
Masco336Taylor$7.8
BorgWarner358Auburn Hills$7.2
Visteon359Van Buren Township$7.2
Con-way450Ann Arbor$5.6
Kelly Services462Troy$5.5

Source: Fortune Magazine

 

Leading Foreign-Held Companies – 2012

Detroit Region Employees: 500-999

CompanyParent Country
Accenture Ireland
Auto Alliance International Inc.JV-Japan & United States
Continental Automotive Germany
Denso International America Inc. Japan
Excel Freight Management United Kingdom
FANUC Robotics America Inc. Japan
Gale Cengage Learning JV-Canada & United Kingdom
GKN Driveline North America Inc. United Kingdom
Henkel Corp. Germany
Johnson Electric Automotive Inc. China
Mazda Motor of America Inc. Japan
MODIS, INC Switzerland
National Steel Corp. Japan
Ogihara America Corp. Japan
Perstorp Components Inc. Sweden
Rieter Automotive North America Switzerland
Schefenacker Vision Systems Inc. United Kingdom
TI Automotive United Kingdom
TK Holding Inc. Japan
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. Japan
Valeo Services France
Volkswagen of America Inc. Germany
Webasto Roof Systems Inc. Germany
Yazaki North America Inc. Japan

Detroit Region Employees: 1000-2499

CompanyParent Country
Advantage Technical Resourcing Japan
Bundy Corp. United Kingdom
Copper & Brass Sales Germany
Intier Automotive Inc. Canada
Metaldyne Japan
Severstal North America Russia
Technicolor France
TechnoTrim Inc. JV-Japan & United States
ThyssenKrupp USA Inc. Germany
Total Petroleum Inc. France
Umicore Autocat USA Inc. Belgium

Detroit Region Employees: 2500-5000

CompanyParent Country
Magna International Canada
Robert Bosch LLC Germany

Detroit Region Employees: 10,000+

CompanyParent Country
Adecco EmploymentSwitzerland

 

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