Detroit Could Become Global Supply Chain Hub

New study suggests Detroit could see 66,000 new jobs and increase economic activity from move to leverage location, existing infrastructure and assets


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Three Phases







David Closs

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Strategically Well Positioned



Melissa Roy



  • Good potential for a cross-border distribution hub away from Chicago-Toronto congestion;
  • Good potential for trans-loading heavy imports from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montreal or Prince Rupert in Vancouver for import from ocean ports with less congestion to the US;
  • Good airport and highway infrastructure with limited congestion;
  • Economic competitiveness and lowest total cost to serve;
  • Highly skilled, readily available management and labor talent;
  • Land and facilities readily available;
  • Relatively inexpensive outbound motor carrier capacity.

Supply Chain Expertise as Selling Point







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