Grand opening of Google's downtown Detroit office

- Pistons, Red Wings and now, Google. Little Caesars Arena is welcoming the technology company to The District Detroit.

"While Detroit may be new to us, we may be new to it, Google has been fortunate to call Michigan home for the last 12 years," said Danielle Russell, Google's Detroit site leader.

Google opened its first Michigan office in Ann Arbor in 2006, followed by a location in Birmingham. But that office headed south on Woodward and has now set up shop at LCA.

"We couldn't have imagined the amazing view like we have with the Little Caesars Arena as a backdrop to our office and Canada just to our south," said Russell.

Google hopes by opening a Detroit location the diversity of the city will help grow the company. Michigan lawmakers are applauding the move.

"So many talk about us being the comeback city and I just want to thank the leadership of these amazing organizations," said Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.

"I truly believe that we are probably at the most exciting time in human history to be alive and I say that because we are on the verge of just incredible technological innovations that are going to change everything that we know about our life today," said Sen. Gary Peters.

Google plans on investing in the potential of Detroiters with programs that will give students experience in the technology field.

"It makes perfect sense that a company whose innovations have changed the world, has chosen to move to a city whose innovations have changed the world," said Chris Ilitch. "Google and Detroit are like Little Caesars Pizza and crazy bread, they just go together."
 

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