Microsoft moving Southfield office to Downtown Detroit

DETROIT – Microsoft will move its Southfield office to Downtown Detroit.

The announcement was made official Friday morning at the Campus Martius Building. Dan Gilbert and Mayor Mike Duggan spoke during a news conference in which it was announced Microsoft will take more than 40,000 square feet in Bedrock’s One Campus Martius building.

The Microsoft Technology Centers offices currently are in the Southfield Town Center high-rise. 

Watch the press conference here:

“Microsoft, like many tech companies in Detroit and around the country, recognizes that being located downtown is great for business. Today’s tech talent wants to work and live in urban cores,” said Gilbert. “Not only will the Microsoft Technology Center provide a much-needed resource for Detroit-based businesses, its presence will also connect Detroiters with a wider global network. This is another great example of an innovative, global business moving downtown and further evidence that Detroit is quickly becoming one of the technology centers of the country.”

Downtown Detroit neighbors are excited for a new tenant. 

"The relocation of Microsoft’s local team downtown is great news for our community. We are excited about the creative energy, excitement and economic impact that Microsoft employees will bring to Detroit," said Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings. "The great work being done by Dan Gilbert and his team, combined with our own work and that of many others, is helping to ensure that Detroit is the place that people want to live, work and play, now and in the future."

Here are some renderings from Bedrock:

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