Development News

Oakland County use and zoning program updated

Did you know that in the 12 years since 2001, over 17,700 new single family residential parcels have been developed on 4,700 acres in Oakland County? Or that more...

Strong January helps Emerging Sectors® program Top $2 billion mark in total investment since start

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson today announce the Emerging Sectors business attraction and retention program reached $2 billion of new investment while creating or retaining almost 40,000 jobs...

Oakland County sees increase in business loan activity

There are signs that Oakland County's economy is strengthening, according to figures released by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. The Oakland County Business Finance Corporation (BFC) saw a substantial...

Oakland County Economic Development representative leaves for China seeking foreign investment

Oakland County’s economic development team is following up on the success of a recent trade mission to China with a return trip in hopes of attracting foreign investment and...

Oakland County’s investment in small business reached $38 million in 2012

The Oakland County Business Finance Corp. had over $38 million in projects approved for new development in the fiscal year 2012, topping the 2011 figure by 50 percent.The figures,...

Oakland County Deputy Executive on economic development mission with the Governor in China

Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb left Saturday for a 10-day trade mission to China in Oakland County’s continuing effort to secure foreign investment and jobs for the county.   Gibb will...

Oakland County programs win 10 achievement awards from the National Association of Counties

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is among 10 Oakland County government programs to receive 2012 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).   Winners were notified in a letter...