Remember that whole "Arsenal of Democracy" thing from American history? No? Well, long story short, President Roosevelt was like, "We gotta help France and Britain." Detroit was like, "Ok, we’re on it," and then the city cranked out Jeeps, tanks, and bombers like it was their job... ‘cause it was.
While we’re talking ‘Murica, let’s not forget Carhartt. Rugged workwear born out of the railroad industry. Founded in Detroit, headquartered in Dearborn, it helps the world get stuff done in style.