Why Detroit

Why Detroit?

Detroit. A city where revolutionary ideas and businesses come to life. Rated as one of the top 10 cities for economic growth potential, Detroit has the talent, resources and international infrastructure to help new and existing businesses thrive. From innovative thinking to economic success, it all starts here in Detroit.

Top 10

Economic growth potential

Detroit's growth brings tourists. Its economy brings confidence.


Total engineers statewide

Michigan has the highest concentration of engineers in the nation.

3rd in U.S.

for cities attracting millennials

Detroit was named one of the best places to live for tech entrepreneurs.

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Cost of Doing Business in Michigan

Business are coming to Michigan and businesses are expanding their operations here because of a business friendly environment that the Tax Foundation ranks among the best in the nation.


Corporate Income Tax


Personal (flat) Income Tax


Sales Tax (+ no local sales tax)

Cost of Living in Detroit

Michigan’s cost of living is 11% below the national average and ranks as the fourth most affordable state in the country.

Washington, DC

Living in Washington, DC is 36% more expensive than living in Detroit. In fact, Forbes rated Detroit as the No. 1 city in America where your paycheck will go the furthest. Detroit's entertainment scene is unmatched with four major professional sports teams, popular theaters and well-known cultural festivals.


Living in Chicago is 16% more expensive than living in Detroit, and with everything from urban excitement to the great outdoors, Detroit provides the best of both worlds — including vibrant downtowns, shopping districts and plenty of year-round outdoor activities.

San Francisco

Living in San Francisco will cost you nearly 60% more when compared to living in Detroit. Not to mention Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, boasting more freshwater coastline than California, or any other state for that matter.

Brooklyn, NY

Living in Brooklyn is 52% more expensive compared to living in Detroit. Detroit also offers a lively downtown atmosphere with hundreds of restaurants, a new entertainment district and several world-class museums.

Supply Chain & Infrastructure

Michigan is within 500 miles of nearly half the U.S. and Canadian population and commerce centers providing unparalleled access to market.

$500 Million

in trade crosses between Michigan and Canada daily via the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest border crossing in North America.


of the globe's freshwater surrounds Michigan, the Great Lakes state.

TOP 10

in the nation for road infrastructure with toll-free highways across the state.


commercial airports in Michigan, including Detroit Metropolitan, one of the largest U.S. air hubs.