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Get an Up-Close Look at the Future of Mobility

Detroit, Mich., September 6 – Quicken Loans and MICHauto will partner to host Detroit Moves, a three-day outdoor festival showcasing the future of mobility, bringing innovation directly to the public, creating a first-of- its-kind experience. The festival, open to the public at no charge, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 9 in Campus Martius Park and Spirit of Detroit Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Coinciding with the inaugural Technology in Motion tradeshow, Detroit Moves brings the innovation and excitement of the automotive, mobility and technology industries to the streets. The festival allows the public to experience the future firsthand through interactive displays and demonstrations.

“Detroit Moves is bringing innovation that is usually only seen behind closed doors to the streets of Detroit for our residents to touch, see and experience,” said Mark de la Vergne, chief of mobility innovation for the city of Detroit. “In order for Detroit and Michigan to continue its leadership in mobility innovation, we must continue these types of efforts so everyone is included as part of the planning and deployment of new technologies and services.”

Exhibitors include: Airspace, College for Creative Studies, Davai, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Experience Factory, Flying Car, GenZe, IAV USA, Innova EV, Lawrence Technological University, May Mobility, Michigan State University, MoGo Detroit, OjO Electric, Vehicles for Change, Visit Detroit and Wayne State University.

“Quicken Loans is pleased to partner with MICHauto on this event, as a dynamic series of events that honors our city’s extraordinary automotive legacy while also helping to position the region as the center of the innovative and growing global conversation around mobility,” said Helen Davis Johnson, vice president of strategic investments for Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund.

“Detroit Moves is proof that Michigan continues to lead the transformation of mobility,” said Glenn Stevens, executive director of MICHauto and vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Nowhere else in the country will you find a state with the resources, collaboration and commitment to develop the technology and ecosystem necessary to power the next generation of mobility.”

Other sponsors of the event include: Crain Communications, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, FleishmanHillard, NextEnergy, PlanetM and the city of Detroit.

For more information on Detroit Moves, visit www.timdetroit.com/detroit-moves.

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About MICHauto

MICHauto is a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber dedicated to promoting, retaining and growing the automotive industry in Michigan. MICHauto embodies a public-private strategy, championing Michigan as the global epicenter of the automotive industry and providing a platform for collaboration on advocacy, business attraction and retention, and talent attraction and development. Serving as the unified voice of Michigan’s automotive cluster, MICHauto works closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Center for Automotive Research and other Michigan and national organizations. To learn more visit MICHauto.org.

About the Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed more than $300 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states between 2013 and 2016. Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 17,000 team members from Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies work in the city’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past seven consecutive years, 2010 – 2017, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past four years, 2014 – 2017.

Quicken Loans was ranked #10 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2017, and has been among the top-30 companies for the past 14 consecutive years. The company has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past 13 years, ranking #1 for eight of the past twelve years including 2017. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rock Holdings, Inc., the parent company of several FinTech and related businesses. Quicken Loans is also the flagship business of Dan Gilbert’s Family of Companies comprising nearly 100 affiliated businesses spanning multiple industries. For more information and company news visit QuickenLoans.com/press-room.