After almost 40 years in suburban Libertyville, Motorola moves back to the city.
Motorola Mobility’s new global headquarters in Chicago were on full display Tuesday.
The company publicly unveiled their new space Tuesday morning, marking the transition from Libertyville to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, officials said.
The transition was first announced in 2012 and its completion will bring 2,000 jobs to Chicago.
“The city is thrilled to welcome Motorola Mobility back to downtown Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. “As a global leader of the rapidly growing technology industry, Motorola Mobility will now have access our exceptional workforce, transportation system and business climate."
Motorola Mobility was founded in Chicago more than 80 years ago, but spent the last 38 years in Libertyville.
"Today is a special homecoming for Motorola,” Rick Osterloh, President, Motorola Mobility, LLC, said in a statement. “We got our start in Chicago 86 years ago, and we're excited to bring a resurgent Motorola back to a city that has become a true global center of talent and technology."
The unveiling comes amid major changes for the company, including the sale of Motorola Mobility from Google to Lenovo.