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Prosper's Top Stories of 2016

As 2016 finally comes to a close, we here at Oakland County Prosper took a moment to look back at our top stories from this past year. As we look forward to what's ahead in 2017, we would like to share these highlights from the last 12 months to remember the year that was!

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2017 Edition of Oakland County's PROSPER Magazine Hits Airports in Time for Holiday Travelers

PROSPER, the official county magazine spotlighting Oakland County as a business and quality of life destination, is now available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Flint’s Bishop International Airport in time to reach thousands of holiday travelers.

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Tom Kelly prepares Michigan for the next industrial revolution

Technology is rapidly changing the way things are manufactured, and Tom Kelly wants to make sure that Michigan's manufacturing companies are at the forefront of what some are calling the world's fourth industrial revolution—or Industry 4.0, as it's been coined.


The Chrysler Technology Center: 25th Anniversary

It’s a landmark that can’t be missed when driving along I-75 in northern Oakland County. The Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center with its trademark Pentastar, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, has intrigued passersby for 25 years.
The research development side of the complex, Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) has been operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last quarter century building some of the most recognizable vehicles in the world.
Now celebrating its silver anniversary, CTC is still the only automotive facility that brings together scientific research, product design, engineering and manufacturing under one roof. Together with the Tower, the complex is the second largest in the United States in floor space; only the Pentagon is larger!
At 3.3 million square feet, the building became “the ultimate advantage” in the auto industry. There had never been anything like it and there still isn’t.

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