“Dan Gilbert wants to help Detroit become prosperous again. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is.
The Chairman of Quicken Loans is moving 2,000 more workers from the suburbs to the heart of downtown Detroit.
Gilbert tells Detroit 2020 his company is talking to Apple about bring a retail store to the Chase Tower, which he recently bought. Many of the workers coming downtown will be working at the Chase building.
Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online lender. Inside their headquarters at the Compuware Building, the atmosphere is Google-esque…with a ping-pong table, a slushy machine, and popcorn. It’s also open, airy and colorful.
Gilbert also has companies that invest in entrepreneurs, which he believes are key to the city’s turnaround.
Channel 7′s Carolyn Clifford talked one-on-one with Gilbert:”