Welcome to the
Global Epicenter of Mobility

The Detroit Region – with its rich history of automotive design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise – is the place to innovate, design, and build the next generation of mobility.

GEM Initiatives

GEM Central

GEM Central

Mobility Acceleration & Innovation

Mobility Acceleration & Innovation

Proving & Testing

Testing & Proving

Supply Chain Transformation Center

Supply Chain Transformation Center

Site Readiness

Site Readiness

Talent Transformation

Talent Transformation

GET TO KNOW GEM

#1 State

For Connected Vehicles

U.S. DOT-Funded Operational Deployments with 500 miles of Connected & Autonomous Roadways in Michigan

86,544

Engineers & Technicians

Detroit Ranks #2 for Total Engineers & Technicians, along with Ranking #2 for Talent Density in 2022

$13.2 Billion

Auto R&D Annually

67.4% of the National Total is Invested in Michigan, 2020

latest mobility news and insights

Understanding the Mobility Ecosystem

Understanding the Mobility Ecosystem

Introduction There’s an incredible project revving up in the Motor City. A little over a year ago, in September of 2022, a coalition of regional organizations won a $52 million grant from the federal government. Known as the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM), the...

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The Opportunity Ahead 

The Opportunity Ahead 

GEM Engages the Detroit Region's Diverse Communities in Mobility Innovation Our region is a global epicenter of mobility, rich in assets beyond the depth of our automotive industry. It’s home to a diverse population of individuals, groups and businesses bursting with...

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Looking for something else?

To learn more, contact:

Christine Roeder

Executive Vice President
Global Epicenter of Mobility