Lear Corporation opens a new innovation center in Downtown Detroit

Tia Graham

Lear Corporation has opened a new innovation center in Detroit’s Capitol Park.  


The Southfield-based company plans to use a recently renovated building to develop new automotive products and technologies.


Lear President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Simoncini says the innovation center will be a place for creativity.


Our programs initially with Wayne State and CCS will be about 10 students each from each school here along with Lear’s staff. The vast majority of our staff will be designers and engineers.”


The new center will include a showroom, modern offices and a rooftop garden for special events.


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About the Author

Tia Graham

News Intern

A Detroit native and recent graduate of Michigan State University. She studied broadcast journalism with a concentration in sports and is truly passionate about media and every element that surrounds it.


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