The Spinal Column Online sits down with Maureen Donohue Krauss, deputy director of the county’s Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs.
Though Oakland County and Michigan, in general, face a myriad of economic challenges, Maureen Donohue Krauss, as deputy director of the county’s Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs, is determined to see Oakland County and the state grow. She has helped attract $1 billion dollars in new investment to the region and has been lauded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as one of the best economic development officials in the state. As an innovative thinker who strives to stimulate growth, Krauss helps to refine and coordinate Patterson’s Emerging Sectors program that recruits businesses and new technologies to offset the loss of manufacturing jobs and help diversify the economy.
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