Tech-giant Twitter to open #Detroit office

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A new topic is trending in #Detroit. Today, tech-giant Twitter announced the opening of a new office downtown.

The first Michigan location will be based in the Madison Building, owned by Rock Ventures. The company's Detroit office will house a team of employees whose primary focus will be to help marketers and advertising agencies in the city.

"Twitter chose Detroit because of the city's growing, young and energetic environment.  This is further proof that the country is starting to wake up and take notice – if you want to create a thriving, growing tech business, downtown Detroit is one of the best places to be," said Dan Gilbert, Chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans, and Majority Owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Twitter expects to hire more employees as it grows its Detroit presence.

"Detroit's emerging mix of automotive and digital cultures made it a natural location for Twitter's newest office," said Adam Bain, Twitter's president of global revenue. "We're excited to work face-to-face with the city's most established brands and happy to play a role in downtown Detroit's digital renaissance."

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