Translinked Project Map

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The goal of Translinked, an initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, is to create an industry cluster of excellence around transportation, distribution and logistics. The initiative aims to leverage the industry, talent, infrastructure, and location assets of southeast Michigan, northwest Ohio, and southwest Ontario to increase jobs and investment.

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Translinked Project Map

  1. 1. Current State of the Goal: Opportunity: Detroit Region: Creation of a 66,000 new jobs and $10$1.6 billion in goods cross Transportation, Distribution billion in investment within the border daily and & Logistics Cluster of 10 years 235,000 TDL jobs exist Excellence Status of Coordinated Work Efforts Project Who’s Involved Actual or Expected Outcomes 100+ TDL professionals, Completed May 2010 MSU/DRC Phase I public/private stakeholders, Past: What’s been done Opportunity assessment identified potential Workshops academics & economic for 66K jobs, $10B investment over 10 (Series of 3) developers from across the years region 100+ TDL professionals, MSU/DRC Supply Chain Completed June 2011 public/private stakeholders, Intermediary Design Identified benchmarking info academics & economic Workshops Characteristics of an intermediary developers from across the (Series of 3) Regional capability assessment region To be completed Fall 2011 Analysis of trade corridors Quantification of impact TranslinkeD Freight Study DRC and vendor (TBD) Present: What’s happening now Development of value proposition Targeting shippers that will benefit from the region To be completed Spring 2012 Document supply chain & transportation Infrastructure Study SEMCOG conditions Prioritize infrastructure investments Selection process underway for pilot companies Michigan State University Pilot Project Assess pilot company’s current supply chain 3-5 shippers Implement improved supply chain strategy Develop value proposition Future: What we need to do Guide & direct strategic plan Executive Steering CEO-level stakeholders Engage broad support Committee Lead intermediary design and implementation 1

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