Study explores best practices of entrepreneurial cities

A study looked into the best practices of entrepreneurial cities in Michigan and two honored this were were in Oakland County. Additionally, three OC cities will be honored for their continual practices in the entrepreneurial spirit.


Marquette, Midland, Rochester Hills, Sterling
Heights and Wixom were identified as communities that are “2009 top
performers at attracting and retaining entrepreneurial firms” in a
study by researchers at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of

Additionally, the village of Dundee and the cities of Auburn Hills,
Southfield and Troy — communities who were also recognized in the 2008
study — will be honored for their continuing efforts at supporting

“The communities we are recognizing this year have identified
existing strengths to use as a starting point to help new and growing
businesses,” said Tim Davis, director of iLabs. 

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