Business Forward Business Forward

Business Forward is Oakland County’s new initiative to provide resources and services to small businesses in cooperation with community-based organizations and embed business consultants communities so companies can thrive and grow.

Business Finance Corporation (BFC)​​​​​​ Business Finance Corporation (BFC)

Oakland County administers loan programs tailored to the needs of expanding companies, organizations and entrepreneurs.  The BFC administers the SBA 504 Loan Program which provides long-term, low-rate, fixed-asset financing for health, expanding companies in Michigan.

Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Oakland County administers loan programs tailored to the needs of expanding companies, organizations and entrepreneurs. The EDC issues tax-exempt bonds for fixed assets for qualified manufacturing businesses and non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations.

 Defense & Aerospace Conference

​Those interested in selling to the Federal government, as well as sub and prime contractors interested in growing their manufacturing and engineering capabilities through federal contracting to strengthen their company objectives to amplify the defense ecosystem here in Oakland County, and beyond.

Emerging Sectors Emerging Growth & Innovations

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. 

 Federal Contracting

​Have you been interested in selling to the federal government and diversifying your customer base? Do you have a product and/or service that the government buys? Oakland County’s Diversification Through Federal Contracting (DTFC) is here to help provide your business with the resources to win federal contracts.

Through partnerships and resources, this initiative will help Oakland County-based companies diversify their customer portfolio and become more economically resilient through the successful pursuit of federal contracts and grants.

Main Street Oakland County Main Street Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is our unique economic development program with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." We help local governments develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

MFGDay Logo Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day in Oakland County is a celebration of modern manufacturing, where companies across the country open their doors to students, teachers and counselors to highlight the technologies and careers in the new world of advanced manufacturing.

 Mapping Services

We provide residents, businesses and municipalities with custom GIS mapping and parcel data including:


  • Tax Parcel Maps
  • Elevation Maps
  • Floodplain Maps
  • Business Marketing Maps
  • Oakland County Permit Maps


  • Parcel/Owner information Data
  • Tax Information Data
  • Assessing Information Data

MiCareerQuest Southeast MiCareerQuest Southeast

An innovative, hands-on career exploration experience for high school students, teachers and counselors to learn about today's hottest jobs from working professionals.

MI Trade School MI Trade School

An online job portal that lists job opportunities in the skilled trades and the type of training needed to obtain the job.

NoHaz NoHaz

The North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NoHaz) provides residents with a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.

Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40

An online competition that seeks the top young professionals and thought leaders who live or work in Oakland County. The 40 honorees have achieved excellence in their field and contribute to the quality of life in their communities.

Oakland County Small Business Saturday  Oakland County Shop Small

Enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win big—and do not miss out on the fun happening throughout Oakland County on Small Business Saturday.