Located on the border with Canada, the United States’ biggest trade partner, Wayne County businesses operate within 500 miles of about half of the U.S. and Canadian population. We are connected to an extensive international transportation network that allows for the efficient delivery of manufactured products to customers. The Detroit River provides maritime access throughout the Great Lakes and to the Atlantic seaboard. Easy access to I-75 and I-94 connect Wayne County directly to the interstate highway system. We are also home to four Class 1 railroads, two of which are intercontinental, and a world-class international airport that provides airfreight shipping and more than 1,100 passenger flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents.
Wayne County is also home to some of the nation’s leading research universities. The Detroit metropolitan region ranks highest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field occupational growth in the U.S., doubling the national average. Our local universities have made a concentrated effort to produce the best talent in STEM field occupations in the country and ensure that our pipeline for talent continues. Because we can attract and train some of the best and brightest from across the globe, Wayne County is proud to be the most diverse county in the State of Michigan.
We would love to work with you to help grow your business here in Wayne County! We offer a variety of tools to help businesses locate or expand here in Wayne County. Our economic development team is talented, knowledgeable, and reliable. We can provide many services to help expand and grow business - from site selection to workforce development to streamlining permitting processes to coordinating with local municipalities and state agencies. Contact us for more information.