Our Partners

The Wayne County Economic Development Corporation has several strategic partnerships working to grow the county's economy. The strong leadership of these organizations contributes to an environment that fosters growth and development. Our partners are committed to providing the resources necessary for your success.


Detroit Region Aerotropolis

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is an organization is committed to stimulating economic development in aviation based regions through expanding and empowering aviation-linked commercial facilities and residential properties, including time-sensitive manufacturing and distribution, hotels, entertainment, retail facilities, convention, trade and exhibition complexes, and office buildings that accommodate air-travel visitors, executives, and professionals.

Automation Alley

Automation Alley is Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley focuses its efforts on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources, funding and actionable intelligence to help members grow and prosper in the digital age.


DEGC is the primary economic development agency for Detroit. It has deep expertise in the needs of businesses and broad responsibilities and tools to help them find locations in Detroit to relocate or grow. On behalf of the City and several of its public authorities, DEGC directly administers key development sites, and it has data on properties privately held throughout the city. It can also help you if you are interested in developing property owned by the City of Detroit.

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce plays a vital leadership role in strengthening and promoting a healthy and lucrative Southeast Michigan business community. Through their networking, partnership, and political support resources and programs, the Chamber improves the economic environment for members in the areas of education, workforce preparation and economic development in a way that enhances and provides efficient solutions for local community issues.

DTE Energy

DTE Energy is a multi-faceted energy corporation geared towards enhancing, managing and developing energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE operates in the field of electric utility service and non-utility energy businesses that focus on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and tracing. Furthermore, DTE Energy is dedicated to community development through economic engagement, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation

The Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation is the only firm that limits its practice to FTZ consulting and foreign-trade zone software.  The FTZ Corporation has operated Foreign-Trade Zones and provided FTZ consulting services for over 15 years, and is responsible for some of the most significant advancements in the Foreign-Trade Zone program, including “weekly entry for distribution firms”.  The FTZ Corporation offers services ranging from cost-benefit analysis to day-to-day operations. The firm’s focus on Foreign-Trade Zone consulting has led to the completion of over 1,000 FTZ projects.


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation strives to stimulate economic growth, innovation implementation, job creation and stability, and inward investment flows through strengthening relationships government and private agencies.


Michigan Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center aims to improve Michigan’s economic welfare through counseling, training and research resources for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technological companies.


The South East Michigan Community Alliance 

The South East Michigan Community Alliance is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides human services in the Wayne County and Monroe County areas through talent development programs, and creating partnerships with community organizations and contractors who provide service to residents.