About

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation is a five-community, two-county public-private economic development partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority. Our mission is driving corporate expansion and new investments around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports.

We are building on our highly developed intermodal transportation infrastructure to attract the seemingly endless new growth opportunities and new commerce that must have access to secure, timely, and reliable supply chain and logistics infrastructure.

  • Promoting long-term partnerships between regional communities
  • Building relationships with existing businesses in the Aerotropolis region
  • Promoting cooperation with other economic development entities in Michigan
Robert Luce

Robert Luce

Executive Director

Rob Luce is the executive director of the Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation, a five-community, two-county public-private partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority, driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run Airports. He is responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day operations of the organization and reports to the Aerotropolis board of directors.

Luce formerly served as the director of MICHauto and Automotive Retention & Growth at the Detroit Regional Chamber where he worked to market the state’s automotive assets, to advocate for the industry’s interests in Lansing, to recruit automotive and next-generation mobility investment into Michigan, and to augment the industry’s talent pipeline.

Prior to joining the chamber, Luce was a legislative aide in the Michigan State Senate and served as fundraising director for a State Senate Campaign. He has also worked in government relations and at Quicken Loans. Luce holds degrees from Adrian College and Eastern Michigan University as well as certificates in public budget management and local government management.

He currently sits on the boards of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeastern Michigan, Schoolcraft College Foundation, Canton Community Foundation, and Adrian College Alumni Association, and previously served as vice president of the board of directors for Michigan Technical Academy in Detroit.

Marco Salomone

Marco Salomone

Director of Business Development

Marco Salomone is the director of business development for the Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation, a five-community, two-county public-private partnership with the Wayne County Airport Authority, driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run Airports. He is responsible for generating and responding to business development leads and inquiries and for managing corporate expansion projects including but not limited to site identification and analysis as well as regional market data and demographic information.

Previously, Salomone worked in marketing and sales at Search Optics, an automotive-focused digital marketing company. Marco holds a degree in Public Administration & Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Executive Committee

Tim Keyes, Chair
Director of Economic Development, City of Romulus

Brenda Stumbo, Vice Chair
Supervisor, Ypsilanti Charter Township

Wendy Sutton, Secretary
Director of Real Estate, Wayne County Airport Authority

Ken Dobson, Treasurer 
Director of Government Relations, Wayne County Airport Authority

Greg Dill
County Administrator, Washtenaw County

Al Haidous
Wayne County Commissioner, Wayne County

Andrew Kandrevas
Wayne County

Rick Sollars
Mayor, City of Taylor

Corporate Board

Tim Keyes, Chair
Director of Economic Development, City of Romulus

Brenda Stumbo
Supervisor, Ypsilanti Charter Township

David Glaab
Supervisor, Huron Township

Greg Dill
County Administrator, Washtenaw County

Andrew Kandrevas
Wayne County

Kevin McNamara
Supervisor, Van Buren Township

Rick Sollars
Mayor, City of Taylor

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Notice of Meeting & Public Hearing – December 7th, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

Notice of Public Meeting and Public Hearing - December 7th, 2017