Through transformative efforts to create a sustainable, robust and inclusive economy, Detroit is attracting projects that create jobs and opportunity throughout the city. These projects are key to the Detroit region’s rapid growth, opening new employment opportunities for residents and advancing the Detroit economy.
Why Detroit Success Stories
In the Mt. Elliott Corridor Flex-N-Gate Detroit, LLC is planning a $160 million investment for a 450,000-square-foot industrial manufacturing facility.
The Little Caesar’s Hockey Arena is a catalytic development project. It includes the construction of a new arena, which will anchor a new 50-acre sports and entertainment district.
Orleans Landing is a new $65 million ground-up construction of mixed-use community development. Part of a long effort to develop the Detroit riverfront as an urban green space, the development includes 278 residential units and has direct access to the riverfront, with views of the Detroit River, Canada’s skyline and downtown Detroit.
In 2015, Ally Financial announced it would be moving into One Detroit Center. The office tower, renamed Ally Detroit Center under a 12-year lease, now houses 700 employees moved from the Renaissance Center and 600 employees from other southeast Michigan locations.
In August 2015, Sakthi Automotive Group announced it was planning a $31.9 million expansion of its Detroit plant. The project is expected to create 350 new jobs, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
In 2015, LINC, part of the Moroun-owned Universal Truckload Services, announced plans to open a new $30 million, 500,000-square-foot logistics center on Detroit’s east side.
In 2016, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of the Luxembourg steel producer ArcelorMittal, announced its intention to spend $83 million to set up a new manufacturing plant in Detroit.
The Green Grocer Project improved access to fresh, health, local affordable food for Detroit’s residents, while simultaneously stimulating investment in the city’s neighborhoods.