The port not only make a positive contribution to the area's economy through its services, but provides jobs for area residents and generates significant revenue for the local economy as well as to the State of Michigan. The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, provides DBEs with the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and subcontracts financed in whole or in part with or without federal funds.


The majority of The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority purchases are made through a comprehensive system of specifications and competitive bidding. This process ensures that contracts for cupplies or services will be awarded to the lowest, most responsive, responsible bidder who complies with the specifications, terms and conditions, and has the capacity to deliver the service or product to the Port Authority

Our History

In 1701, Detroit was founded by Antoine de La MoThe Cadillac when he planted the flag of France at the foot of what is now Griswold Street. Detroit's geographic location between the upper and lower Great Lakes provided reliable access to several key forest, soil and mining materials. In 1749, concerted efforts were begun to strengthen the French hold on the Ohio territory....

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