Daimler North America HQ moving to Michigan

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DETROIT – Daimler North America Corporation will move its headquarters to Michigan from New Jersey, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday afternoon.

Snyder said the headquarters relocation will bring 30 jobs to Michigan in central office functions including treasury, legal, accounting and executive staff.

"Michigan is the world's automotive leader, and Daimler's decision to increase its presence in state is another indication that we intend to hold that position for generations to come," the governor said in a news release.

Daimler's Michigan operations currently include Mercedes-Benz Financial Services headquarters in Farmington Hills, Detroit Diesel in Redford Township, and Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in Redford and Ann Arbor.

The governor made this announcement as he completed an investment mission trip to Japan and Germany. He met with Daimler executives at the 66th Frankfurt Auto Show.