MGM Grand Detroit Celebrates 20 Years
“MGM Grand Detroit is proud to be part of the Detroit community and contribute to the city’s economic vitality over the past 20 years. This celebration would not be possible without the people who have helped us deliver a world-class entertainment experience,” said Mike Neubecker, president and COO of MGM Grand Detroit. “As we celebrate this anniversary, we are proud to reflect on the impact and look to the future.”
The City of Detroit has transformed into a regional and national entertainment destination since MGM Grand Detroit began operating in July of 1999. The property has grown and adapted to offer guests exciting experiences including live entertainment, signature restaurants, like the first TAP at MGM Grand Detroit and Wolfgang Puck STEAK, along with local favorites National Coney Island, Olga’s Kitchen and Detroit Wing Company, the award winning IMMERSE Spa and soon to open Moneyline sports lounge.
Through all this, the promises to the city, state and community have not wavered. During our first twenty years MGM Grand has given back to the community in which we live and operate in many ways including:
- Contributing millions to numerous local organizations with a focus on our key pillars: education, youth, community development, diversity, sustainability, arts and culture.
- Providing emergency grants to team members and Detroit-area residents to aid in recovering from hardship.
- Over 27,000 team member volunteer hours partnering with organizations such as Detroit Public Schools Community District for Count Day, Gleaners Food Bank, St. Patrick Senior Center and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA).
- Community outreach across the region including signature initiatives like the Fall Coat Harvest—which distributed 2,400 winter coats to students at 30 Metro Detroit schools and agencies during the fourth quarter of 2018 alone—and has donated more than 40,000 coats, hats and gloves to children within the tri-county region since its inception.
- Contributing over $2.5 billion in tax revenue to the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.
- Stimulating Michigan’s economy with the creation of thousands of jobs with over half being Detroit residents), substantial infrastructure investments in excess of $1 billion and nearly $2 billion of goods and services purchased through Michigan-based, minority-owned, women-owned or other small businesses.
- In 2015, launching a full-fledged onsite recycling program to reduce the property’s waste. In 2018 alone, the property recycled more than 2.9 million pounds of material. This is equal to powering an average home for 88 years.
“We are dedicated to our community, our team members and our guests and we will continue to be the property that evolves to keep up with the City’s growth over the next 20 years,” Neubecker stated. “We will continue to look for additional opportunities to impact our community and region through our civic and charitable giving, along with our company-wide volunteerism. To that end, we will remain focused on the areas of education, youth, community development, diversity, arts and culture and sustainability.”