Detroit, the seat of Wayne County, is the biggest city within the U.S. state of Michigan. Located within the northern portion of Windsor, Ontario, it is the only major city that is close to Canada. The city of Detroit is referred to as the traditional automotive hub of the world. It most popular nicknames comprise: City of Champions, The Motor City and Motown, The D, Arsenal of Democracy, Hockeytown, D-Town, Rock City and the 3-1-3. Its inhabitants is about one million.
Ever since the city of Detroit has become recognized under the name of Motown, music has become prominent within the city. The more popular Detroit venues include: DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Among the more significant music events are the Concert of Colors, Summer Jamz festival, the Urban Organic Music Conference, the Motor City Music Conference, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and the Detroit International Jazz Festival. The city of Detroit is likewise the hometown of several singers recognized all over the globe, like Kid Rock, the Winans, Bob Seger, Eminem, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross. Theatres also abound in Detroit City, and major theatres consist of the Fox Theatre, Orchestra Hall, Fisher Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Gem Theatre, Music Hall and Masonic Temple Theatre.
In the city of Detroit, the more famous yearly events are the North American International Auto Show. NCAA Men's Basketball Regionals, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Walk America-Detroit, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Detroit International River Days (splashing in the fountains to taking a casual stroll along the Detroit River, biking next to a freighter or taking a spin on our one-of-a-kind carousel), International Freedom Festival and Fireworks, Comerica City Fest, African World Festival, Michigan State Fair, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix (a 982-acre island within the Detroit River, the highlights of Belle Isle are the Scott Fountain, the botanical garden and the aquarium within the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory), Focus: HOPE Walk for Diversity, Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank Marathon, Noel Night and America's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The city of Detroit is home to three big automakers: Chrysler, General Motors and Ford. Metro Detroit is home to the majority of the domestic auto industry. The jobs, sales of automobiles and new vehicle productions account for 10% of every job created in the United States. A sudden development within automated manufacturing that utilizes robot technology has changed some kinds of manufacturing jobs in the region, and Detroit City is taking necessary steps to keep up with the competition. Along with the automotive business, amongst the emerging technologies within Detroit City comprise: biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, cognotechnology, as well as hydrogen fuel cell development. Casino gaming is also taking a major economic role within Detroit City, with Detroit providing casino resorts more than whichever other city.