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Detroit Background & Basics


Metro Detroit's rich history and cultural identity is reflected in its buildings, landmarks, industry, people and opportunity. Detroit Background & Basics includes information, resources and history about the city's (and its suburbs') politics, government, business, education, interests, issues and lifestyles.
  1. Resources
  2. Issues & Interests
  3. History & Facts
  4. The Motor City: Detroit's Auto Industry


Information and instruction regarding various aspects of Metro Detroit living.

Issues & Interests

Information about issues and interests important to Metro Detroiters.

History & Facts

Information and background about the people and places that make up the Metro Detroit Area.

The Motor City: Detroit's Auto Industry

The moniker says it all. Detroit is home to the automobile, and the auto industry still plays a significant role in the local economy.

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