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Oakland County is considered the brains of the automotive industry in Michigan and a global leader in engineering and research and development. The county has the third-highest number of technical workers in the nation and more than 70 percent of Southeast Michigan's top original equipment manufacturers are headquartered in Oakland County. Our skilled work force engineering and R&D work force is increasing to meet the demands of the comeback of the auto industry. Such global automotive leaders as Chrysler, Lear and Meritor have their headquarters in Oakland County.

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Dürr Systems Inc. Southfield Campus

The Durr Group opens new $40 million technical center in Southfield

The Dürr Group has opened a new $40 million technical center in Southfield, renovating a former DTE Energy call center in order to consolidate its three existing metro Detroit locations in Auburn Hills, Plymouth Township, and Wixom.

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse brings an experiential retail and entertainment destination for car fanatics to Pontiac

It's not called the "Motor City" for nothing – car culture runs deep in metro Detroit, and nowhere does it run deeper than the Woodward corridor, home of the Woodward Dream Cruise, And nowhere is more perfect a place than redeveloping Pontiac for a car fanatics' concept like M1 Concourse.

Plymouth Technology

Plymouth Technology gives back with internships

Plymouth Technology specializes in helping industrial manufacturers clean up their water, but also helps college students working towards careers in the manufacturing industry get real world work experience and also find out if this is really the right industry for them. 

New World Trailer from Kentucky Trailer

Kentucky Trailer Opens a New Facility in New Hudson

If you've ever seen a semi truck on the road, you've seen a Kentucky Trailer. Kentucky Trailer is the nation's leading custom trailer manufacturer, manufacturing trucks and trailers for a slew of storage and moving facilities. This week they celebrate the grand opening of their new Kentucky Trailer Paint and Reconditioning facility in New Hudson. 

Leila Matta Art Programs Manager at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, sits in a piece of functional art that is on display in the company’s headquarters lobby. All of the art shown here is on loan from students and graduates of Cranbrook Academy of A

An Inspired Workplace

You might find financial services and art culture strange bedfellows, but at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Farmington Hills it is de rigueur. MBF workers aren't only inspired and challenged by their art gallery-like surroundings, they are encouraged to become active participants in Metro Detroit's arts community.
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Featured Videos

Sunberg Ferar video

Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster that includes home appliances, automotive products, industrial electronic products, mass transit vehicles, vending machines, aircraft interiors, medical tools, and concept models for the NASA space station. Take a look inside Sundberg-Ferar with this Oakland County Prosper video by Matthew Stanton. 

Dixie Gully Run

Featured Video: Dixie Gully Run

The 35-acre off-road vehicle demonstration course in Groveland Township hosted the first-ever Dixie Gully Run ORV event on November 1 and 2, 2014. 

Valeo

Featured Video: Valeo North America

Oakland County's International Business video series continues with Françoise Colpron, the President of Valeo North America, an automotive parts manufacturing company which is headquartered in Troy with additional offices in Auburn Hills. Video by Advantage Oakland

Welcome To Automation Alley

If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace.

Oakland County Business Roundtable

Featured Video: Business Roundtable Annual Meeting 2008

Last week Oakland County business leaders gathered for the annual Businnes Roundtable. They advise the county executive on what's important to the business community. Our video camera was there.
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