What does it take to make the Detroit area another Silicon Valley? General Motors hopes that a new technical center will do the trick; it announced plans to invest $1 billion on construction and renovations at its 326-acre Warren Technical Center.
The Warren Technical Center was built nearly 60 years ago and was designed by architect Eero Saarinen. The building is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. GM's multi-year project, which is driving new construction on the campus, will result in creating approximately 2,600 new jobs to support future business growth, said GM.