Microsoft Corp. and the Southfield Town Center announced Tuesday it would build a 16,927-square-foot Microsoft Technology Center in the 1000 Tower of the center.
When it opens this fall, the MTC will be one of only nine such Microsoft centers in the United States.
The Detroit MTC will provide large businesses and independent software vendors with strategy briefings, architecture design sessions, and proof-of-concept workshops.
Microsoft said its lease of the space begins Aug. 1, and its opening is planned for late fall.
The MTC will occupy space adjacent to Microsoft’s existing Southfield office on the 19th floor of 1000 Town Center Drive. The company has been a tenant of Southfield Town Center for 19 years, and with the addition of the MTC Microsoft, will occupy 57,364 square feet of space.
“Our new Technology Center is another expression of Microsoft’s longstanding commitment to the Detroit community, and we believe it will become a valuable resource for metro Detroit businesses,” said Drew Costakis, director of the Microsoft Technology Center. “Because of its central location in southeast Michigan, the new facility is in an ideal location for customers throughout the region, enabling them to take advantage of all our technology offerings closer to home.”
Currently, Microsoft operates eight MTCs, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Irvine, Calif., New York, Reston, Va. and Silicon Valley.