Microsoft's New Destination - Downtown Detroit

February 8, 2017 4:09 pm | Updated 1 year ago.

Microsoft’s latest announcement of moving from the suburbs to the Downtown Detroit has given new hopes of growing into a world-class technology hub in the city.

The tech giant will move as a major new tenant from their 30-year home in Southfield to the One Campus Martius building downtown, Mayor Mike Duggan and businessman Dan Gilbert announced on Friday.

Microsoft will set up their business in about 40,000 square feet area and also move their Technology Center into the building which is among the 40 such centers around the world. Microsoft Technology Centre is a place where Microsoft’s clients come together to work with their technicians on various projects.

Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft said, “We are strongly committed to Detroit’s thriving technology hub by providing resources and experienced team members to help your team find solutions to its technology challenges.”

According to the city Mayor Mike Duggan the Microsoft news has put Detroit as one of the rising cities in the country for innovation and technology.

Source: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/columnists/2017/02/03/detroit-microsoft-gilbert-duggan-technology-innovation/97439840/

Date of Publication: Feb. 3, 2017