Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert announced this morning that Microsoft is moving its Southfield office to downtown Detroit. The company is said to have been considering a move to Detroit for months.
Microsoft will take about 40,000 square feet of space in the One Campus Martius building. The move includes a Microsoft Technology Center where clients of the software giant come to work directly with Microsoft staffers on specific projects.
“We’re really excited to move down into the center of Detroit and also the center of a thriving digital economy,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise & Partner Group.
Adding Microsoft to downtown’s growing roster of technology firms, including Compuware and Gilbert’s Quicken Loans, could further enhance Detroit’s emerging reputation as a technology hub.