Metropolitan Detroit's Arab-American community is the largest in the nation, with around 500,000 in the region. The City of Dearborn
is the center of the Arab-American community, home to the largest mosque in North America, the Islamic Center of America
, as well as the Arab American National Museum
. Seeking work in automotive factories, large numbers of Arabs immigrated to the metro Detroit area in the early 1900s. A second wave of immigration followed the Lebanese civil war in the 1970s. Today, Arab-Americans in Michigan are heavily involved in the state's economy as entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders.The Arab American News
is the largest publication serving the Arab community.