While VantagePort used to be known as the Detroit Metro Airport Aerotropolis region, by re-branding and using their Global network, the corporation has been able to attract over $660 million in new private investment to the Metro area.
By partnering with state/local governments like Huron Township LDFA, they help bring economic activity to the VantagePort region.
In 2013 they attribute successes with five new businesses in Romulus, two in Van Buren Township, one in Taylor, Huron Township and Ypsilanti for a total of 1700 new jobs.
1000 new jobs were created alone in the Huron Township LDFA1 (Local Development Fiance Authority) district in the past 3 years. The LDFA2 district has recently opened with 3000 acres of marketable property along I-275 and Detroit Metro airport proximity.
VantagePort represents 60,000 acres of mixed use, development ready access parcels in the Metro Detroit area encompassing a dozen cities and township authorities. They market the region throughout the US and specialize in International representation at tradeshows, conferences and one on one meetings with interested corporations.
Because of their efforts and those of others like the MEDC, Wayne County Edge as well as municipal promotions, they have three potential deals for Huron Township on the docket for 2015 and average a half dozen calls a month inquiring about Huron Township properties.
VantagePort sells opportunities such as quick speed to market, the 4th largest high-tech workforce in the US, and incentives such as Renaissance Zones, Local Development Financing, new personal property exemptions and industrial facilities tax exemptions. Other great feautues of properties in this area include low land prices of generally under $50,000 an acre along with fast track permit approval process, this is a great area for manufacturing businesses.