Global Oakland

“Home away from home” to over 700 foreign firms, Oakland County is truly international. The international flair is enhanced by rich cultural offerings, a wide variety of restaurants, and educational experiences.

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Sakura, Sakura! Oakland County plants cherry tree garden in Novi to celebrate Japanese partnerships

This coming spring, when cherry blossoms start to bloom, Oakland County residents can enjoy their splendor at the MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi, where 17 cherry trees have...

Foreign direct investment tops $1.1 billion In four years

Foreign direct investment in Oakland County for the past four years totaled more than $1.1 billion as international companies continue to boost Oakland County’s economy, County Executive L. Brooks...

Oakland County’s first international exchange program for middle school to send 11 students to Japan

In 2015, Wayne State University reached out to schools in Southeastern Michigan to get a group of educators together to travel to Japan for a research program. One of...

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...

Medical Main Street goes international

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street and the People’s Republic of China and its life science program, China Medical City, entered into a “Friendship City” relationship to explore opportunities for...

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Featured Video: Jersey Mike’s Franchise

Sharing the Bread Inc., a franchise of Jersey Mike's Subs, is one of the small businesses located throughout Oakland County that was helped by the SBA 504 Loan provided by...
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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...
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Featured Video: American Plastic Toys

American Plastic Toys is an all-American-made toy company based in Walled Lake, Michigan. Their injection-molded plastic toys are sold in places like Walmart, Sears, JC Penney, Big Lots and...
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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...
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Featured Video: Oakland County International Airport goes green

Oakland County International Airport is now home to Michigan's first LEED-certified green airport terminal. A living wall of tropical plants clean the air; while charging stations power up electric...

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