Site Selection Magazine Names Detroit Regional Chamber Top Economic Development Group

DETROIT (May 7, 2018) – The Detroit Regional Chamber has been named a “Top Economic Development Group,” a Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development to be featured in the leading national economic development publication, Site Selection magazine. This year’s award winners will be featured in the May 2018 issue.

“Strategic partnerships and regional collaboration have helped power Detroit’s renaissance and are setting the stage for long-term prosperity,” said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Our team markets the Detroit region to global businesses as a premier destination to grow, innovate and compete.”

Site Selection magazine determined “Top Group” agencies by assessing their 2017 business attraction success. Metrics evaluated included: new facilities according to per capita and total capital investment, as well as per capita and total new jobs created. Additional criteria included creativity of economic development strategy, depth and breadth of project activity, ability to generate breakthrough deals, and the ability to document the contributions of the economic development organization to project results.

The Chamber has a long history of attracting global companies to the Detroit region. Recent projects include ArcelorMittal, a $83.5 million investment; Fuyao Glass, a $66.3 million investment; and creation of the PlanetM Landing Zone, which attracts global mobility companies to Detroit.