Automotive


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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The World Turns — to Oakland County

Governments and companies all over the world know about Oakland County. That’s not just a boast from county officials — though Oakland County is certainly proud of its world renown.It’s...

Help in a Crisis

To find comfort in a scary situation, Fred Rogers famously advised — quoting his mother — to look for the helpers.Folks who are upset by the coronavirus pandemic, which...
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What’s the Attraction? Just About Everything

Since the music and sound design business Yessian Music was established in 1971, it’s opened offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Hamburg, Germany. Its clients include international...

Domestic and Foreign Business Investment in Oakland County Tops $575 Million for 2019

Oakland County attracted $575 million in domestic and foreign business investment in 2019, with 41 percent coming from companies headquartered outside the United States.Investment came from companies who moved...

Mobility in Motion

As a central and crucial part of Michigan’s auto industry, Oakland County is taking the lead in making self-driving and connected vehicles a reality.The county is home to local...

Featured Videos

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...

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. The course was built at an active gravel mine and includes a...

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...

Featured Video: Business Roundtable Annual Meeting 2008

The Oakland County Business Roundtable was created in 1993 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, to advise him on matters of importance to the business community.The Roundtable's four...

Featured Video: Paper Street Motors

Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy...

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