Development News

Olga’s Kitchen to expand across Michigan, remodel existing restaurants

Excerpt: Livonia-based Olga’s Kitchen plans to expand across Michigan, with up to 10 new locations across the state, including possible sites in northern Oakland and Macomb counties, southern Wayne County,...

Oakland County gets $600,000 EPA grant to assess and clean up contaminated brownfields sites

Oakland County has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will help local communities assess and clean up brownfields sites for future economic development.The...

Local brick-and-mortar Italian restaurant chain establishes itself in the food truck game

A well-established metro Detroit restaurant chain is flipping the script on the traditional food truck narrative. For quite a few years now, the food truck has been celebrated as...

Foreign companies double investment in County

Foreign direct investment in Oakland County for 2015 totaled about $357 million – more than double the $171 million from 2014 – and accounted for about 43 percent of...

Officials gather to grapple with aging population

Excerpt: How communities care for an aging population and bridge the age gap was the topic during the "Aging in Place" workshop at the Oakland County executive building."The county calling...

Southeast Michigan home sales increase, led by jumps in Oakland, Livingston counties

Excerpt: Metro Detroit home and condominium sales jumped 11.2 percent year-over-year last month, a sharp increase from the 7.4 percent they increased by in August.Read more.  

Oakland County’s Big Four: Foreign Direct Investment, Life Sciences, Automotive and IT/Tech

Read more about Oakland County's Big Four - foreign direct investment, life sciences, automotive and IT/tech - in CAM Magazine here.  

Supply Chain Summit highlights innovation and state’s logistics resources

In today's competitive global economy, Michigan businesses are searching for ways to strengthen the backbone of their enterprise - logistics and supply chain. Effectively managing warehousing, distribution, inventory and...

Downtowns now and then: Why they’re important to Michigan’s economic development

The Michigan Downtown Association has over 200 members and encourages the development, redevelopment and improvement of the state’s communities and downtowns and downtowns become increasingly desirable places to live, work, and...

Metro Detroit home construction permits at highest level since 2006 in July

Excerpt:  There were 469 single-family home building permits issued for Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties in July, marking the highest total for the month since July 2006.Read more.