Detroit is quickly rising as a one of the country’s leaders in technology. A few months ago, Fortune Magazine even published an article theorizing that the D was the next Silicon Valley. On Tuesday, Dan Gilbert opened the new 66,000 square foot Quicken Loans Technology Center in the city’s Corktown district.
Exactly half of the massive building will be offered to other technologically-based companies for lease while the other half will be home to part of Quicken Loans’ tech division. And what is a high-tech … technology center without bio metric fingerprint and facial scanners to help provide safety to the work and workers within the building?
While part of the space will be used for offices, the Quicken Loans Technology Center will be home to what may likely be considered as “one of the largest computer server centers in the state,” hypothesizes John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press.
Quicken Loans’ chief technology officer, Linglong He described this new data center as “a testament to the investment and innovation Quicken Loans puts into everything we do and provides us the resources we need to continue to grow well into the future.”
“At Quicken, we say we’re a technology company that happens to make home loans and we really believe that,” Dan Gilbert said.
The new Quicken Loans Technology Center is located at 1401 Rosa Parks in Corktown and will house anywhere from 25 to 50 Quicken Loans employees.
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