New Saab HQ opened in Royal Oak

The ribbon is cut and the workers are
moved in at Saab Cars
North America’s
new headquarters in Royal Oak.

The Swedish
automaker took over the former home of Ronnisch Construction Group on
the north side of the inner-ring suburb. The construction firm had taken
an old
industrial building
by the railroad tracks between 14 Mile and
Normandy Roads and turned it into edgy office space.

13,300-square-foot building now has all of the modern, contemporary
amenities that people normally find in downtown Royal Oak or Metro
Detroit’s other vibrant city centers. Saab has invested another $2.4
million to move 60 jobs from its marketing, sales, and product
evaluation arms into that office.

The Michigan Economic
Development Corp approved a $1.2 million tax break over five years to
make the deal happen.

Saab Cars North America

Jon Zemke