A Gateway to the World

A Magnet for Global Investment

As the global economy evolves, so does the Detroit region’s stature as a magnet for global investment. Since 2000, the number of U.S. subsidiaries located in the region increased by 48%, and today, more than 1,250 foreign firms from 34 countries operate here.

588,000+ foreign-born individuals reside in Michigan, ranking it 15th in foreign-born population, and more than 134,000 state residents work in foreign-based companies.

When Nissan was considering locations for the headquarters of our North American engineering operations over 20 years ago, there were an overwhelming number of reasons to choose Metro Detroit. This is the ideal place to assemble a workforce of skilled, experienced engineers, and to recruit new engineers from some of the country’s best engineering colleges and universities. Michigan is also the home to many of the industry’s top suppliers, helping to establish strong relationships and collaborations. Finally, being headquartered in Michigan gives us access to many of the nation’s top laboratories and research partners to strengthen our efforts to develop cutting-edge future vehicle technologies. The results have been so positive that, once again, we’re growing both our headcount and our capabilities to better contribute to Nissan’s global business. And, as a Michigan native, I’m proud to be a part of it.

Carla Bailo
Former Senior Vice President, Research and Development Americas, Nissan North America, Inc.

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

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