Google to move from Birmingham to downtown Detroit
Google Inc. plans to move its downtown Birmingham office to downtown Detroit, the Internet giant confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
Presuming a deal occurs, the company moving to downtown would be the latest large tech firm to establish a presence in the downtown Detroit core. Others include Amazon.com Inc. in the 150 West Jefferson building owned by Southfield-based Redico LLC and a host of other companies, such as Microsoft Corp., in buildings owned by Dan Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and Rock Ventures LLC.
“There’s so much energy in this city — so much creativity, innovation and hard work — we can’t wait to be part of the day to day action and to grow with downtown Detroit,” Danielle Russell, head of Google Detroit, said in a statement. “We’ve been growing in cities all over the country, and there’s something special happening in Detroit.”