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Emerging Growth & Innovations

your Innovation & Growth Partner
Mobility | Defense | Engineering | Manufacturing

​Oakland County’s Emerging Growth & Innovation (EGI) unit convenes industry leaders to learn about emerging market trends, technology advancements, and hear what industry participants need. We use that intelligence to produce connections, programs, and policies that increase business growth and hiring here in Oakland County. 

Oakland County is an innovation powerhouse that is home to industry leaders in the automotive, aerospace and defense, advanced manufacturing, and digital technology industries. Centrally located in Southeast Michigan, Oakland County is where innovation thrives due to its robust R&D hubs, world-class engineering talent, investment, and regional collaboration. 

Oakland County’s industry partners are the driving force in shifting traditional manufacturing into advanced and additive manufacturing, growing the aerospace and defense supplier base, and pioneering alternative fuel, autonomous and connected vehicle systems.  

Engage with Emerging Growth and Innovation (EGI) and the Oakland County Economic Development Department personnel today to learn how your business can access all Oakland County has to offer. 

Reach Out Today - Business Services Intake Form

 Spotlight Event - VTM Michigan

VTM Event

VTM Michigan is a mobility technology event that brings together the vehicle and transportation community in one venue. The event is a spin-off of a successful forum in Turin, Italy, and will feature:

A full program of technical and technology presentations

A matchmaking program for attendees to secure pre-arranged meetings

VTM Michigan is an outstanding platform for vehicle makers and tier suppliers, disruptive technology entrepreneurs, and solution providers to explore the key challenges and opportunities of the future of mobility and new vehicle technologies.

Learn More and Register

Emerging Growth Sectors:

Catalyzing on these industry sectors creates business vitality and diversification by accessing and leveraging our network, resources, marketing, grants and loans.

 Emerging Growth & Innovations Resources

 Meet the Team

Oakland County Diversification Newsletter

The Oakland County Diversification Newsletter features news and resources on topics including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Digital Technology
  • Mobility

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