Yahoo! veteran and sales head at Twitter Greg Myrick is spearheading the opening of a Twitter office in Detroit. The Twitter Detroit office will be working closely with automotive companies and local ad agencies. The Twitter Detroit office will be based in the M@dison Building, which is a 100-year old co-working space revamped by Quicken Loans founder and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Gilbert led the talks with Twitter for opening an office there.
The office will have a “handful” of employees working there by the end of the year. The Detroit office follows the opening of Twitter offices in other major cities like Austin, D.C., Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, London, and Dublin. Twitter’s headquarters are in San Francisco.
“Detroit’s emerging mix of automotive and digital cultures made it a natural location for Twitter’s newest office,” stated Twitter president of global revenue Adam Bain. “We’re excited to work face-to-face with the city’s most established brands and happy to play a role in downtown Detroit’s digital renaissance.”
Other offices that are based in the M@dison Building include Detroit Labs, UpTo, Detroit Venture Partners, Are You A Human?, Texts From Last Night, Bizdom, 313 Ventures, and Vineyard Capital.