LinkedIn's new Detroit office opens on Woodward Avenue

Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 16:08:45-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — New to Downtown Detroit's Woodward Avenue: LinkedIn.

The company will occupy the 75,000 square-foot office on 1515 Woodward in the Albert Kahn-designed Sanders and Grinnell buildings.

We’ve been inspired by a lot of the activity that’s been happening here, a lot of the momentum around creating economic opportunity,” said Mike Derezin, vice president for learning solutions at LinkedIn. “We’re very delighted, excited to invest in this community.

LinkedIn is the latest company joining the slew of tech companies either moving or expanding their operations to Detroit, including Waymo, Google and Twitter.

"LinkedIn knows as much as anyone about the importance of tying threads, so it only makes sense that they chose Detroit's urban core for their next major regional office," said Dan Gilbert, Bedrock founder and chairman. "LinkedIn's move downtown is another example demonstrating that Detroit's tech scene is rapidly growing, bringing with it established companies and start-ups alike, which in turn is attracting exceptional talent to the Motor City. And it’s that talent that is in turn attracting more of these types of exciting companies. In other words, it is the yin and yang of today’s global economy."