Tweddle Group, a global leader in information solutions that creates products that enable the connected vehicle, intelligent diagnostics/prognostics and vehicle quality, made the move to Detroit last month. Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) assisted in identifying and securing the new space for the company at 2111 Woodward in the Francis Palms building, home of The Fillmore Detroit.
DEGC is dedicated to bringing new businesses into the city, and Tweddle Group is exactly the kind of company that DEGC is looking for, as they are rooted in technology and growing rapidly.
In 2015, Tweddle was ranked by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Michigan and recently was recognized by The Detroit Free Press as one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Michigan.
DEGC showed Tweddle the depth and breadth of Detroit spaces that were available, providing a tour of buildings ranging from historic to modern in structure. Over the course of two days DEGC was able to find the right home for Tweddle. The Francis Palms building offers great proximity to public transportation, including the future M-1 Rail, and unique features like a bike storage area. The high-speed internet connectivity in the building also was attractive to the specific needs of Tweddle.
“We were very appreciative of the support given to us by the DEGC and want to be a part of the technology revolution occurring in downtown Detroit,” said Ty Beltramo, chief innovation officer, Tweddle Group. “We will be able to support our customers better and attract the best and brightest in the technology sector by locating such a prominent location, with close access to other technology partners. It’s a great time to be in Detroit, and we are happy to participate in the renaissance of this great city!”
Tweddle Group will occupy the entire eighth floor, about 7,044 square feet, with a team of about 30 technologists this month; additional staff members will move in in 2016. Approximately fifty employees will work in the new office by 2017.
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