The former Steelcase pyramid in Kent County is now officially open as the Switch Grand Rapids data center. Switch has promised to hire 1,000 permanent jobs over a 10-year period.
A call center company spun off from Quicken Loans' telephone-focused mortgage sales operation is planning to add 500 employees by year's end and looking for additional office space in downtown Detroit.
Subprime auto finance company, Credit Acceptance plans to invest $33 million in its infrastructure and create approximately 530 new jobs.
Antolin Shelby Inc., a newly-formed subsidiary of Grupo Antolin, will lease a 350,000-square-foot building that is under construction in Shelby Township with plans to open a $61.2M manufacturing plant. The project is expected to create 430 new jobs.
Auto show officials reported a total ticketed attendance for the entire show at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit was 806,554. The estimated economic impact of the 2017 Detroit auto show was $450 million, according to auto show organizers, up $20 million from last year's estimates.
Jack White's record label, Third Man Records, will open its vinyl production facility Feb. 25 in Detroit. It will include 8 new presses with the capabilities of producing 5,000 records an hour
Detroit has been named a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team program, making the city eligible for up to three years of $500,000 grants. The money is to be used to focus on improving city life through the development of new and novel solutions to issues faced by city residents.
ZF, a German automotive supplier, announced at the Detroit auto show that they are looking to create 800 new jobs. Many of these jobs would be in Northville at the company's technical center.
The Detroit Zoo smashed its all-time attendance record in 2016. It attracted 1,698,053 visitors in 2016, exceeding a goal of 1.5 million. It's the 11th consecutive year the Zoo's attendance has surpassed one million.