Detroit Region Aerotropolis

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation is a four-community, two-county public-private partnership driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run Airports.

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation is a four-community, two-county public-private partnership driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run Airports.  The Aerotropolis region is the premier location for greenfield expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering 6,000 acres of development-ready land in the midst of a world-class network of transportation infrastructure. 

WORKFORCE

The region boasts a workforce of just under 1 million people, including more than 60,000 automotive manufacturers and engineers, and is supported by 10 universities and community colleges within 20 miles, including the University of Michigan.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Aerotropolis region is centered around a world-class network of transportation infrastructure: five rail lines, three freeways, and two airports, including Detroit Metropolitan Airport - the 18th busiest airport in North America with 140 nonstop flights to four continents.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation provides a suite of economic development services to companies considering expansion in the region, including site identification and infrastructure analysis, regional market data and demographic information, governmental relations and private sector engagement.

The Aerotropolis is also empowered to approve a host of economic development incentives to help enable corporate investment, including but not limited to funding for public infrastructure and/or site readiness development.

EXISTING INDUSTRY

Michigan's automotive industry speaks for itself. With 12 as-sembly plants, 92 of the top 100 automotive suppliers in North America and more engineers per capita than any other state, it is the epicenter of the North American automotive industry. The Aerotropolis region is home to Ford, General Motors, Mopar, Visteon, Brose, Inergy and more.

Michigan's next-generation mobility industry is also a global leader. One example of this leadership is the American Center for Mobility (ACM), a 500-acre federally designated testing and product development facility for future mobility. Designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology and accelerate the development of voluntary standards, ACM boasts a high-speed 2½-mile highway loop, 700-foot tunnel, and multiple real-world test environments.

QUALITY OF LIFE

Primely positioned between Detroit and Ann Arbor, the Aerotropolis region is a short drive from two of the hottest cities in the United States. Metropolitan Detroit provides many great cultural, entertainment, and recreational opportunities, including the renowned Henry Ford museum and Greenfield Village.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation, 743-992-2286, www.detroitaero.org