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Welcome to Romulus

Economic Profile

Federal Express Romulus is home to a wide variety of business and industry due to its transportation assets, a strong economy, and skilled labor force. The city serves a regional market, with a purchasing potential well beyond that of city residents alone. Over 94,000 vehicles traveled I-94, and 49,000 on I-275 through the city each day in 1995. More than 34 million passengers used Metro Airport in 1999, making Romulus the home of the 14th busiest airport in the World in passengers handled; the 5th busiest in terms of airport operations. Romulus has over 3,500 hotel rooms.

Largest Employers (Number of Employees)

Metro Aiport (11,100est.)         Airport
General Motors(2,317)             Auto Manufacturer
Northwest Airlines(3,904)         Airline
Lear Seating(565)                 Auto Supplier
Federal Express(467)              Package Transport
Borg Warner(320)                  Auto Supplier
Kerr Division/Sybron Corp.        Dental Equipment
DST Industries(200)               Auto Production
Romulus Comm. Schools(550)        Public School
City of Romulus(300)              Government
Source: Romulus EDC, 1997.

Foreign Firms
Total Petroleum, Inc.
Nippon Express USA, Inc.
Profit LEP
NNR Aircargo Svc. (USA), Inc.
Kintetsu World Express
Hankyu Express
International Co.
Schenkers International Forward
SHB America Corporation


Real Property Assessment (2000)

                     Assessed Value ($)     % of Total
Development                 27,263,500              4%
Agricultural                         0              0%
Commercial                 132,351,500             19%
Industrial                 282,311,300             41%
Residential                259,584,800             36%
Total                     $711,511,100            100%
Source: Romulus Assessor's Office

Property Tax Rate Per $1,000 Assessed Value (2000)

County                      8.1837
School             19.9907 to 26.1964
State Education             6.000
Community College           1.000
Int. School District        1.9789
HCMA                        0.2202
EPA Levy                    2.8734
City                       10.6540
TOTAL             50.9009 to 57.1066
Source: Romulus Assessor's Office

Employment Statistics

Labor Force (1990)        11,311
Total Jobs (1995)         31,708
Source: 1990 U.S. Census and SEMCOG Regional
               Development Forecast Estimates

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