MotorCities National Heritage Area

November 30, 2022

MotorCities National Heritage Area is teaming up with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the co-chairs of the Michigan Legislative Auto Caucus, Senators Wayne Schmidt and Mallory McMorrow and Representative Joe Tate, to declare Wednesday, November 30 as the 9th annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day throughout the state.

Michigan Auto Heritage Day began in 2014 and has become an annual opportunity to celebrate the story that can only be told in Michigan: how this area "Put The World On Wheels." Our state has the largest concentration of auto-related sites, attractions and events in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year.

MotorCities, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023, is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the National Park Service that serves 16 counties representing a population of over 6.5 million. Its mission is to preserve, interpret and promote the region’s rich automotive and labor heritage while enabling, supporting and respecting its diversity, equity and inclusion. Regional programs inspire residents and visitors with an appreciation for how the automobile changed Michigan, the nation, and the world.

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Detroit, MotorCities generates $489.7 million each year in economic impact, supporting 5,343 jobs and producing $40 million in tax revenue in Michigan. Over its 24-year history, MotorCities has awarded more than 300 grants for a total investment in local programs of more than $1.6 million.

Sponsors for the 2022 Michigan Auto Heritage Day are the UAW International Union and Don Nicholson Enterprises

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