Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (底特律中国人协会：CAGD) was established in 1992. CAGD is a non-political, non-profit and non-religious independent organization registered in the State of Michigan. The association is primarily comprised of professionals with Chinese heritage working and living in the Greater Detroit area, but it is also non-exclusive to people from other parts of the world.
Most CAGD members are professionals with advanced degrees, including executives, professors, researchers, and engineers. Members are distributed in the "Big Three" auto-makers, auto component suppliers, engineering R & D firms, finance companies and universities. CAGD members are with a strong Chinese cultural background and high professional caliber.
Currently, CAGD is the largest Chinese Community group in the Greater Detroit area. CAGD has grown into a 2,000-member organization since 1992. CAGD has been actively promoting Chinese image and cultural heritage to the American mainstream and also catering to the need and interests of its members by providing professional seminars, hosting social and culturally entertaining events, organizing annual public charity events such as "Soup Kitchen" in downtown Detroit;. CAGD has also been actively reaching out for a community unity by working together with other Chinese community organizations and co-organizing many events that are value-added to the community. CAGD has active interactions with regional community organizations such as Detroit Chamber of Commerce, American Chinese Association, Coalition of Chinese American Organizations, Michigan Chinese Women Association, Ford Chinese Association, etc. CAGD also has a close and regular communication with various governmental, industrial, and academic organizations back in China.
Most major CAGD events get a strong support from corporations such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Compuware, DTE Energy, Delphi, Johnson Control, Metlife, Northwest Airlines, University of Detroit Mercy, AlliedSignal, Ameritech etc. and many other individual business people or units. CAGD also has regular contacts with various regional governmental offices and news media.