May 4, 2017—On Wednesday, Ford broke ground at Wagner Place, an urban development featuring office and retail space in West Dearborn, Mich.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr. participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking along with Dave Dubensky, Ford Land chairman and CEO. The $60 million Ford investment will provide Ford employees and residents with new retail and restaurant options and outdoor space.
The 15,000-square-foot development will be certified for leadership in energy and development design, and will be resource-efficient with water and energy conservation features.
Approximately 600 Ford global data insights and analytics (GDIA) employees will occupy Wagner Place.
“Developing an urban office environment positions Ford to offer a work setting that will appeal to a new generation of employees,” said Dubensky. “Wagner Place supports our goals to create a more collaborative and inviting campus for all employees.”
“Ford’s continued investment in our state and in attracting talented people to its workforce is a great testament to the company’s belief in Michigan’s future,” said Gov. Snyder. “Recruiting and keeping talent that we need to continue Michigan’s global leadership in mobility will be further enhanced by projects like Wagner Place. Dearborn is an awesome city with so much to offer and so much more to come, just like the state of Michigan.”