9.29.2015

AMAZON TO EXPAND TECH CENTER IN DETROIT!


MORE GREAT NEWS FOR DETROIT!

By Josh Paciorek


Detroit is the place to be, and Amazon knows it.

That’s why today the online retail giant announced that it will be expanding in downtown Detroit, creating a new technology hub focused on hiring full-time, high-tech employees.


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, Dan Gilbert, and Peter Faricy, the vice of Amazon Marketplace, joined Governor Rick Snyder at the Cobo Center for the announcement.

“There’s a recognition that Detroit is not just a place for Detroiters or Michiganders, but a place for people around the world,” the governor said, speaking to roughly 100 attendees. “This is about attracting people that otherwise wouldn’t come to Amazon or Detroit.”

Currently, Amazon leases space on one floor downtown where nearly 100 employees work. This expansion will grow Amazon to multiple floors in early 2016 to create a new tech hub that will be paired with its existing hub in Seattle, Washington. These new jobs in Detroit will be software development, engineers, and advertising sales. READ FULL STORY HERE

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