For years, Ford has resided in Dearborn, Michigan, while General Motors called Detroit home. However, Ford could return to Motor City with the purchase of new property.
According to Ford Authority, the blue oval may have purchased the abandoned train station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The automaker has been eying the property for quite some time, with potential plans to house Ford’s electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle teams.
The property has officially changed hands, though it hasn’t been revealed who bought the train station yet. However, the property’s new owner has the same New York street address as a law firm that’s represented Ford Motor Credit Company in the past. Thus, it seems quite likely Ford will soon announce its acquisition of the new property.
Part of the potential purchase could be to move younger talent to a trendier part of town. Right now, Ford houses all of its employees in Dearborn, but the new location could appeal to new talent looking for an urban environment.
Meanwhile, GM’s Renaissance Center will reside just down the road in downtown Detroit.