- Southeast Michigan
Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the
U.S. stateof Michiganthat is home to a majority of the state's businesses and industries as well as slightly over half of the state's population, most of whom are concentrated in Metro Detroit. The United States Post Office refers the entire region as the Michigan Metroplex.
It is bordered in the north-east by
Lake St. Clair, to the south-east Lake Erie, and the Detroit Riverwhich connects these two lakes. The region is home to Detroit, the state's largest city (and the nation's eleventh largest), and the numerous communities that make up the larger Metro Detroitarea. Other important cities in Southeastern Michigan include:
*Adrian, county seat of Lenawee County and home of
Adrian College, Siena Heights Universityand Jackson Community College.
*Ann Arbor, home of the
University of Michigan's main campus.
*Monroe, county seat of Monroe County
Mount Clemens, Michigan, county seat of Macomb County
*Pontiac, county seat of Oakland County
*Port Huron, county seat of St. Clair County (although it is sometimes also considered to be part of
*Sterling Heights, the fourth largest city (by population) in Michigan.
*Warren, third largest city (by population) in Michigan, location of
General Motors Technical Center, the United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command(TACOM), the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center(TARDEC), the National Automotive Center(NAC).
With 4,488,335 people,
Metro Detroitis the tenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, while Ann Arbor's MSA ranks 141st with 341,847. Metropolitan areas of Southeast Michigan, and parts of the Thumband Flint/Tri-Cities, are grouped together by the U.S. Census Bureau with Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA in a wider nine county region designated the Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint Combined Statistical Area(CSA) with a population of 5,428,000.
Combined Statistical Area
*Saint Clair County*
Denotes member counties of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)*
The main economic activity is manufacturing cars. Major manufacturing cities are Warren, Sterling Heights, Dearborn (Henry Ford's childhood home) and Detroit, also called "Motor City" or "Motown". Other economic activities include banking and other service industries. Mostly all of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties is all urbanized. In the recent years, urban sprawl has affected the areas of Canton, Commerce, Chesterfield, and Clinton townships. The metropolitan area is also home to some of the highest ranked hospitals and medical centers, Such as the Detroit Medical Center(DMC), Henry Ford Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, and the
University of Michiganhospital in Ann Arbor. SEMCOG Commuter Railis a proposed regional rail link between Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Detroit Metro Airportis the busiest in the area with the opening of the McNamara terminal and the soon-to-be completed North Terminal. The airport is located in Romulus.
Manufacturing and service industries have replaced agriculture for the most part. In rural areas of Saint Clair County, Monroe, and Livingston Counties still grow crops such as
corn, sugar beets, soy beans, other types of beans, and fruits. Romeo and northern Macomb County is well known for its apple and peach orchards.
Two indian casinos are proposed to be built in Port Huron and Romulus. If allowed, the casinos will serve as competition for Detroit Casinos. The motion to give Indian Tribes in the Upper Peninsula land to build casinos in Port Huron and Romulus was voted down by the state government. The casinos would have added more jobs and an economic boost to Port Huron, a despreat city. Detroit Democrats opposed the two casinos due to competition to the three in Detroit.
Major radio stations include
WJR, "The great voice of the great lakes" home of the Paul W. Smithmorinig show, Frank Beckkman, and the Mitch Albomshow. And WWJ a 24 hour news station in Southfield.
Major television stations include WXYZ 7 Action News, and
WDIVLocal 4. WBKDCW 50 of Detroit serves as a CW affiliate for portions of Michigan and Northern Ohio.
Daily editions of the "
Detroit Free Press" and " The Detroit News" are available throughout the area.
*Cite book | author=Ballard, Charles L. | year=2006 | title=Michigan's Economic Future: Challenges and Opportunities | publisher= Michigan State University Press| id=ISBN 0870137964
*Cite book | author=Ballard, Charles L., Paul N. Courant, and Douglas C. Drake | year=2003 | title=Michigan at the Millennium | publisher= Michigan State University Press| id=ISBN 0870136682; ISBN 978-0870136689
*Cite book|author=Cantor, George|title=Detroit: An Insiders Guide to Michigan|year=2005|publisher=University of Michigan Press|id=ISBN 0472030922
*Cite book|author=Fisher, Dale|title=Southeast Michigan: Horizons of Growth|year=2005|publisher=Grass Lake, MI: Eyry of the Eagle Publishing|id=ISBN 1891143255
*Cite book | author=Gavrilovich, Peter and Bill McGraw | title=The Detroit Almanac | year=2000 | publisher=Detroit Free Press | id=ISBN 0-937247-34-0
* [http://clarke.cmich.edu/ Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliography on Michigan (arranged by counties and regions)]
* [http://www.infomi.com/city/ Info Michigan, detailed information on 630 cities]
* [http://www.michigan.gov/dnr Michigan Department of Natural Resources website, harbors, hunting, resources and more.]
* [http://www.michigan.org Michigan's Official Economic Development and Travel Site, including interactive map, information on attractions, museums, etc.]
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