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Feel the Momentum of the (Electric) Motor City

The Detroit region has an identity all its own. From its walkable downtown, lined with award-winning restaurants — including eight 2023 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists — to a world-class art museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts and a rich history of industrial innovation as the epicenter of the global automotive industry, there is nowhere else like Detroit. Named by Time as one of the top 50 greatest places, the city has a thriving ecosystem for cutting-edge employers, quality healthcare and more. Additionally, the surrounding areas of metro Detroit offer top-rated school systems, tight-knit communities and affordable living — all within a close commute to the lights of the city. Together, this makes Detroit an attractive city for young professionals, skilled workers and families alike who are looking to make their mark professionally and live their best life in one of America’s greatest cities.

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Taking Livability to the Next Level

The Detroit metropolitan area stands tall on its robust public infrastructure and a wealth of lifestyle amenities. Within this thriving hub, residents have access to well-known schools and universities, including Wayne State and Eastern Michigan University; an affordable cost of living, and some of the state’s finest hospitals, such as Henry Ford Hospital. And while the city has a rich automotive history, it is focused on leading the next generation of mobility. The restoration of the iconic Michigan Central Station has created a hub for tech and mobility start-ups in Corktown. Walk, bike or roll down the award-winning Detroit Riverwalk and hop on the QLINE, a streetcar system that will take you from the vibrant North End and New Center neighborhoods to the bustling heart of downtown Detroit.

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Next-Generation Jobs

Innovative Careers in Emerging Industries

If you’re looking for a job market with attractive salaries and a place to make your mark in emerging industries, look no further than the city of Detroit. Companies like the Ally Financial, DTE Energy, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis — to name a few — provide exciting prospects in high-tech fields, such as EV and mobility and semiconductor and battery design. The financial services industry has also seen robust growth in recent years, adding nearly 10,000 jobs from 2017-2021 while the health care sector continues to employ more than 10,000 at esteemed institutions like Henry Ford Health and the Detroit Medical Center.

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Culture & Entertainment

Streets Alive with the Sound of Music

Detroit is renowned for its extraordinary history, dynamic diversity and vibrant arts and culture. Immerse yourself in the city’s soulful legacy at the likes of Motown Records, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, legendary music venues like the Bluebird Inn and so much more. Explore a world of creativity at world-class museums, such as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Motown Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Uncover the enchanting, walkable streets of neighborhoods like New Center, Mexicantown, Rivertown and the brimming vendor stalls at Eastern Market. Prepare to be swept up into the fun of the Motor City’s thriving nightlife — home to an abundance of speakeasies, breweries and inclusive dance clubs. And, when you’ve worked up an appetite, take a bite, or two, of a famous Detroit-style slice or a savory coney dog.

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