Microsoft Corp. is leaving its office in Southfield after 30 years of being in the area. The decision delighted businesses in the downtown Detroit area where the new office of the technology giant will be located soon.
In 2018, Microsoft will be having an office in the One Campus Martius building, where it will be located for at least seven years, Detroit News reported. The Michigan Microsoft Technology Center will be relocated to downtown Detroit area, along with several employees.
Microsoft is leasing the 10th floor of the Campus Martius building. The size of the office will be about 40,000 square feet, and it will house about 200 of Microsoft's remote employees. The move is considered to be great news for downtown Detroit as it signals that businesses could be booming again in the area.
Freep reported that Microsoft has spent months thinking about moving before Dan Gilbert finally announced that the tech giant has chosen downtown Detroit as the new location of one of its 40 Michigan Microsoft Technology Center.
One of the businesses in the downtown Detroit Area, Quicken Loans Inc., is happy with Microsoft's move. Gilbert, who is the founder the Quicken Loans, said Microsoft's decision to relocate its office in the area means that the tech giant is acknowledging that the area would be great for business.
The decision reflects the strengthening confidence in the downtown Detroit Area. Being one of the biggest technology companies in the United States, Microsoft's move could be followed by other companies .
Microsoft's decision would surely help the downtown Detroit area become one of the flourishing technology hubs in the country. The move, however, is a sad news for Michigan. With Microsoft's departure, 52,000 square feet at the Southfield Town Center will become vacant.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that Microsoft is one of the companies that reassured their employees when President Donald Trump signed his travel ban.