A press conference for Dan Gilbert with Governor Granholm and then Diff-Master Clayton Closson is in the newspaper? Something big is going on at Quicken Loans.
Though it will likely be a few years before we pack up in Livonia and start cruising down Woodward, today was an incredibly exciting day for all of us at Quicken Loans and for the great city of Detroit. It was confirmed that the months of speculation were right – we are headed downtown.
As a young career person, I couldn’t be more excited to think about the opportunities Detroit will bring me and other Quicken Loans team members. As a life-long Michigander, I’m ecstatic that Detroit is on the road to revival.
I enjoy the city of Detroit – it probably tops the list of favorite hot spots for my friends and I. There’s loads of things to do – from the fan filled, concert wielding Comerica Park and Ford Field to a university campus to trendy shops and chic clubs and bars. Even the DIA is undergoing a face lift to be unveiled November 23. The beautiful (and profitable) MGM Grand casino and hotel opened last month and The Motor City Casino shows off a remodel starting November 28. Big things are happening in Detroit and Quicken Loans is committed to taking it to the next level – with Detroit 2.0.
"This is much bigger than a headquarters. We’re calling it Detroit 2.0," Dan said this morning. The press conference has since been compared to a pep rally, which I loved. Took me back a little – and I’ll go ahead and rat myself out here – I wasn’t a cheerleader in high school.
I was a notch above in my undying school spirit. I donned the oven-like mascot costume to make sure my team did well. And although we don’t really have a mascot here, I’d put on a flammable, sweltering, exhaustion inducing, fur get-up to make sure everyone knew I was on board for this big game.