Companies Founded in Detroit

List of notable businesses founded in Detroit, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Detroit. The famous Detroit companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Detroit company's names to find out even more about them.

Examples include Kmart and Little Caesars.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Detroit?" and "What are the biggest Detroit companies?"

If you're a Detroit native then this list of the biggest Detroit companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Detroit.

  • Air Products & Chemicals
    Chemical industry, Industrial Gases
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is an international corporation whose principal business is selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses. Air Products' headquarters is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, ...more
  • Avis Rent a Car System
    Transportation, Car rental
    Avis Rent a Car System, LLC, better known as Avis, is an American car rental company headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States. Avis, Budget Rent a Car and Budget Truck Rental ...more
  • The Buhl Aircraft Company is a US aircraft manufacturer founded in Detroit in 1925 with operation until 1933. Buhl designed and manufactured the Buhl-Verville CA-3 Airster, first aircraft to receive ...more
  • Buick Motor Company
    Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry