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​​​Why Oakland County, MI? Opportunity is Everywhere

Why locate in Oakland County? 

Oakland County, Michigan is an innovation powerhouse that is home to industry leaders in mobility, automotive and advanced manufacturing, information technology and aerospace/defense.

Oakland County is the second most populous county in Michigan and accounts for 20% of the state’s GDP.  

Oakland is a national leader in research & development, especially in the automotive and advanced manufacturing industries, with 64 of the Global 100 Automotive OEMs and Tier One Suppliers having a local presence.

With over 1000 foreign-owned companies from 39 countries, the county is a highly diverse and international community that boasts one of the highest concentrations of commercial designers and industrial engineers in the U.S. 

Strategically located in the center of the Southeast Michigan region, the county provides innovative programs and access to resources to support local industry and build its economic base with top employers:  Stellantis, General Motors, Magna, and Continental.

Fast Facts

  • Nearly $14.5 billion in Exports a year, which ranks 13th among counties nationally. In the Detroit region, we’re top five in the country in exports, at $50 billion. And we're first in exports to Canada and third in exports to Mexico. 
  • 2,000 research facilities and one of the leading high tech workforces anywhere
  • More than 1,000 firms from 39 countries have business locations in Oakland County 

​​​Our Services

When you locate in Oakland County, we can connect you with many services and resources

  • International
    • Free or low cost office space at international business centers
    • Referrals to international banks, accounting and legal services
    • Expat services
    • Visa assistance
    • Relocation services
    • Cultural connections
    • Educational resources
    • Market research and industry trends

  • Incentive Coordination
  • Access to Capital
  • Site Location
  • Workforce Development
  • Procurement and Government Contracting Services
  • B to B Connections

  • Exporting
    • International mission and trade show opportunities
    • Access to export support services
    • Financial assistance for export development activities

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