Ford Opens Corktown Station to Community as Mustang puts Camaro and GM on Trailer During Woodward Dream Cruise on Ford

An unexpected, under-publicized Corktown meeting.

Ford Motor Company during The Woodward Dream Cruise it clearly dominated with Mustang events and announcements also embraced Detroit’s Corktown community by inviting nearly 200 millennial leaders to participate in Reimagined Detroit Tech.

The event held on the Saturday of the Dream Cruise was billed as a day of design challenges, workshops and community building ideas focused on shaping the future of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood (Fastest Ever? 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, Ford Releases Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Assessment, Ford to Unveil New Model During Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow. Mustang NASCAR Cup Edition Coming? ) on Woodward Dream Crusie - Ford versus Camaro and GM

Scant presence for GM as Mustang rules Dream Cruise.

Ford said that a diverse gathering of millennial tech and business talent explored new avenues to grow an inclusive tech and entrepreneur ecosystem in and around the iconic Michigan Central Station, the centerpiece of Ford’s new campus and a cornerstone of the company’s vision to become the world’s most trusted mobility company, whatever that means.

Members of Ford’s Thirty Under 30 leadership program connected with their fellow millennials by leading design sessions at the event, the largest community activity at the train station since the open house weekend in June.

Ford Land Chairman and CEO Dave Dubensky, Ford Fund Multicultural Manager Shawn Wilson and other company representatives listened as participants expressed new ideas and presented visions of what they would like to see as Ford renovations unfold, and Corktown is reborn with new jobs, businesses and community engagement activities.


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2 Responses to Ford Opens Corktown Station to Community as Mustang puts Camaro and GM on Trailer During Woodward Dream Cruise

  1. Autocrat says:

    Ford Motor Company is advancing its Corktown campus plans with the selection of its first architectural and construction partners that will work on restoring Michigan Central Station to its original grandeur. Quinn Evans Architects will lead the design work, while Christman and Brinker are teamed up in a joint venture to serve as construction manager for the Corktown transformation project. Construction will get underway before the end of this year, contingent on receiving all necessary government approvals. It is expected to be complete in 2022.

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