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.
Here are just a few of the over 315,000 companies that call this region home:
• 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 $36 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