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On December 13, Olympia Development of Michigan joined with Related Companies and the University of Michigan to announce that the Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI) will be built in The District Detroit, a premier urban live, work, play destination featuring professional sports, entertainment, residential, retail, educational, and office space in the heart of the city.

The announcement was marked by an event inside the historic Women’s City Club, which has been meticulously restored by Olympia Development and is the future home of Spaces – an open, shared office concept from IWG plc.

In addition to Ilitch Holdings CEO Chris Ilitch, Related Companies CEO Stephen Ross, University of Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel and Chair of the Board of Regents Jordan Acker, representatives on behalf of the city, state and local educational institutions delivered remarks on the positive economic and social impact that the new DCI location will have on the people of Detroit, while propelling city-, region-, and statewide job creation and inclusive economic growth.

Other speakers included Michigan Lt. Governor Gilchrist, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, President Pro Tempore of Detroit City Council Mary Sheffield, Detroit’s Cass Technical High School principal Lisa Phillips, Founder of the Detroit Equity Report Bishop Edgar Vann and Sr. Director of Strategy of Operations for ServiceNow Cheick Camara.

The full event can be viewed in the video below.