Update: Ally Financial to consolidate regional operations into downtown Detroit



(Update 6:00 p.m.):
In what could be related news: A little birdie tells MT Ally Financial, the former finance arm of General Motors, is expected to announce as soon as tomorrow it will consolidate some, or all, of its operations across metro Detroit into a building in downtown Detroit. No word yet on what the details are — we may find out tomorrow. Ally has regional offices in Southfield, Detroit (inside the RenCen), Troy, and Auburn Hills. 

John Roach, spokesperson for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, said he's unaware of any announcement taking place tomorrow. DDA spokesperson Bob Rossbach said he has no idea what's on the agenda for tomorrow's meeting. Gina Proia, an Ally spokeswoman, did not immediately respond to requests for comment by email and phone. 

Media reports earlier this year indicated Ally would shuffle all of its operations to Southfield
(Update, 5:35 p.m.): The DDA meeting has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m.
A special meeting of the Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been called for 11 a.m. on Tuesday. It's unclear what the agenda of the meeting is — the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), which staffs and operates the DDA, doesn't post agendas on the DEGC website — but we've heard it'll likely pertain to the announcement of a corporation relocating to downtown Detroit. An employee at the DEGC said she was unaware of what was on the agenda. DDA spokesperson Bob Rossbach said of the agenda by email, "I have not seen it and it is generally not released until the meeting has convened." 

We'll update here if we hear anything in the meantime.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.