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.
A collection of business , education and community leaders who make recommendations to the county executive on how county government can more effectively meet the needs of the business community in four areas: economic development, quality of life, transportation, and workforce and education.
The Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force was launched in 2014 to work with companies in our automotive technology corridor and other stakeholders to create a business model for investing in connected vehicle technology and connected vehicle infrastructure.
A free information technology security tool to help businesses and local governments assess, understand and prioritize their IT security needs. CySAFE was created through a collaborative effort, driven by five Michigan counties and the state of Michigan to develop a free IT security tool to help small- to mid-sized businesses and local governments assess, understand and prioritize their IT security needs.
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.
The Economic Growth Alliance (EGA) of Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Shiawassee, and St. Clair counties was formed in 2009 to collaborate on key legislative, economic development, planning, and promotional initiatives. The seven-county group is the first known regional alliance of its kind in Michigan and represents 3 million residents.
Emerging Sectors (Industry Clusters) Through our Emerging Sectors initiative, nearly $3 billion in private investment has created or retained 51,000 jobs.
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.
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.
Maximizing the growth potential of the health care and life science sectors in Southeast Michigan. Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, is a collaboration of world renowned hospitals, universities and health care and life science companies in Southeast Michigan. Medical Main Street continues to brand the county as a global center of innovation in medical research and development, education and commercialization.
An innovative, hands-on career exploration experience for high school
students, teachers and counselors to learn about today's hottest jobs
from working professionals.
An annual online art competition for artists who live, work, or attend school in Oakland County.
An online job portal that lists job opportunities in the skilled trades and the type of training needed to obtain the job.
The North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NoHaz) provides residents with a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.
An online registry designed for any of the county's 38,000 businesses to build their business locally while securing opportunities with some of Michigan's largest companies. The county partners with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Pure Michigan Connect directory.
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.
The One Stop Ready Program encourages communities to capitalize on their strengths and refine their economic development processes for the purpose of implementing their community vision. It encourages them to think of themselves in the context of a developer, a business or a resident making a decision to locate or invest in a community.
Shop Small in Oakland County and you could win big! Enter to Win a first prize of $5,000 for shoppers and $1,000 for small businesses. Small Business Retailers can register and participate as well as download digital promotional materials.
An initiative launched in 2014 by the county executive to promote the county's 2,000 tech/IT firms, brand and market the county as a global technology hub while attracting and retaining high-tech jobs and talent. Tech248.com
The Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance (OEA) is composed of 5 of the largest organizations dedicated to serving small business owners in Oakland County.