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.


Coulter Unveils Innovative Economic Strategy Focusing on Diversification, Workforce and Community Development

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has launched a new economic development strategy for the county. It aims to spur innovation, investment and growth through a focus on digitized manufacturing, regional collaboration, environmental sustainability and increased workforce education and training.

Around the World in Oakland County

Some say you can travel around the world in 80 days. In Oakland County, you can experience all the planet has to offer within its 910 square miles. Whether you’re hungry for Polish food, want to try Irish dancing or need to find Asian spices and specialty items, Oakland County is a mix of international communities where the welcome mat is always out.

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...

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...

Featured Videos

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...

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: 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...

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: 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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