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Ford’s Detroit Investments Are Bigger Than a Train Station

A 1.2 million square foot downtown campus expands the automaker’s physical stake in the transportation future.
A rendering of Ford's renovation plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station.
A rendering of Ford's renovation plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station.Ford

In recent years, some of the largest automakers in the U.S. have rebranded as “mobility” companies. General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Daimler, and BMW have promised shareholders their full participation in creating the autonomous, cloud-connected, and potentially communal future of transportation.

Ford has been among the most vocal about its commitment to that future. Now, it’s placing a physical stake in it.