Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Motorola Solutions , the leading global provider of communications solutions for public safety and commercial customers, cut the ribbon on the new Motorola Solutions global headquarters at 500 West Monroe in the West Loop.
The first teams of employees moved into the new building today, which will house six floors by mid-September. The move marks a return to Chicago for the company, which was founded in 1928 on Harrison Street.
“The story of Chicago and Motorola Solutions goes back nearly 90 years, and today we are writing a new chapter at their new home, right here in the City of Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This new headquarters will employ hundreds of people and give Motorola Solutions the tools they need to grow for generations to come – access to talent, transportation and capital.”
The headquarters will house the company’s chief technology office, ventures group, software engineering team and corporate functions, as well an innovation center showcasing the products and services depended on by the company’s 100,000 customers worldwide.
“Where you work matters, and today we’re opening our new collaborative workspace in the heart of Chicago. We look forward to welcoming our employees as well as attracting new talent that is critical to our company’s future,” said Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown. “It’s an honor to join Chicago’s thriving tech community as a pillar of innovation, ideas and opportunity.”
Motorola Solutions’ company headquarters at 500 W. Monroe will house about 800 employees. The company also maintains its current Americas Sales Headquarters at 224 S. Michigan Ave., occupying two floors with approximately 300 employees. An engineering facility in Schaumburg, Ill., will house 1,600 employees. The company has over 3,000 employees in Chicagoland. Motorola Solutions career openings can be found here.
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