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Company to create tech jobs in Chicago

Posted on September 24, 2015

The relocation of one company’s headquarters will create more tech jobs in Chicago.

Motorole, global provider of i communications solutions for public safety and commercial customers, will relocate its global headquarters from Schaumburg, Ill., to Chicago.

Approximately 800 employees will be located at the new downtown headquarters as well as the company’s customer briefing center. The Chicago office will include a range of positions including the company’s ventures group, the chief technology office, information technology and software engineering.

Motorola Solutions also will maintain its current Americas Sales Headquarters at 224 S. Michigan Ave., occupying a 46,000-square-foot space with approximately 300 employees.

With this move, Motorola Solutions not only returns to its Chicago roots, but the company is doubling down on Chicago’s future,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The company will add hundreds of jobs to our city’s growing technology industry and gain the access to talent that they need for the future we are all building here, in Chicago.”

Our company began in this city 87 years ago, and today we’re pleased to announce that our headquarters is coming home,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “This is another transformative step in ensuring a future of continued innovation, and will provide us with greater access to high-tech talent.”