Aerial view of GM Technical Center Campus in Warren
The City of Warren is dedicated to keeping itself vibrant and a good home for business, industry, and manufacturing. Economic development is a prime concern, with the city using various tools and tax incentives to retain and attract large and small companies.
The City of Warren is the global operational hub for the General Motors Corporation, which invested $1 billion in its sprawling GM Technical Center campus located along Van Dyke. The highly advanced Vehicle Engineering Center, where 8,000 automotive engineers and technicians are designing future vehicles for GM, has been added to the campus which houses technological and manufacturing research and development facilities.
DaimlerChrysler’s Dodge City manufacturing complex (images to right), located at 21500 Mound, has become a major component to the company’s success with three shifts producing 1,400 vehicles a day. This includes the popular Ram and Dakota models.
Warren’s attractiveness to high-tech industry, along with automotive manufacturers and suppliers is evident by the fact the city organized the quick redevelopment of the former Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, which was listed on the Base Realignment and Closure Act in 1995. The site where tanks were once produced for the U.S. Army for 50 years was transformed within seven years by the city into 134.7-square acres blossoming with new construction.
Located on the site:
- Noble International
- Sennett Steel
- Stage 3 Productions
- Macomb Community College Michigan Technical Education Center
- United Auto Workers Region One and Training Facility
- Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality SE Michigan Office
The draw to business of Warren’s strategic location and proximity to major roads and an Interstate is reflected by the many companies that have located their corporate headquarters in the city. This includes:
- Art Van Furniture
- Asset Acceptance
- Big Boy International Restaurants
- Bosco's Pizza Company
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Metro Credit Union
- Noble International
- TI Automotive Global
- Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
- U.S. Manufacturing
- Witzenmann USA LLC
Within Warren’s borders are major cutting-edge medical facilities, such as St. John Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. There are also educational institutions, including Macomb Community College-South Campus, several school districts, big-name retailers and a support cast of business interests that add to the quality of life for employers, employees and residents.