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Tech248 - An initiative of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to harness the power of the 2,000 tech companies in Oakland County

 Accelerating Growth in the Tech Industry

Tech248 helps tech companies collaborate and attract, develop and retain talent while promoting Oakland County as a global technology hub.​

Oakland County’s Tech248 meetup helping tech companies address hiring challenges

Tech248 M2 TechCast - December
David Chen, ORBBEC
Royal Oak

Tech248 M2 TechCast - November
Sean Hurwitz, PIXO
Royal Oak

Tech248 M2 TechCast - October
Jason Vazzano, Vectorform
Royal Oak

Tech248 M2 Tech Cast - September
John Kello, MatchRX
Royal Oak

Tech248 M2 Tech Cast - August
Doug Mehki, Mackevision

Tech248 M2 Tech Cast - July
Jake Sigal, Tome,
Royal Oak

Tech248 M2 Tech Cast - June
Joe Hessling and John Chidiac
365 Retail Markets, Troy

Tech248 M2 Tech Cast - May
Martin Rawls-Meehan, Reverie
Bloomfield Hills

Tech248 M2 TechCast - April
Mark Hillman, MadDog Technology

 2018 Tech248 MeetUps

January 9th, 123Net - Southfield
February 13th, Danlaw Inc. - Novi
March 16, FANUC America - Rochester Hills
April - South East
May - North West

June - South Central
July - Open
August - Open
September - South East
October - North East
November - South West
December - Open

Dates and locations to be determined



Supporting your effo​​​rts to attract, develop and retain the talent base necessary to grow your business​​


Connecting you with small business counseling, funding, and potential R&D/product development partners, suppliers, and customers the 2,000 other tech firms in Oakland County, more than twice the number of any other county in Michigan​​​


Creating buzz for your company, as Oakland County promotes this innovation hub nationally and globally​​

 Facts and Stats

Facts and Stats

​Oakland County has 2,000 tech firms with 42,000 jobs in the tech field - more than twice the number of any other county in Michigan. This group of companies includes:

  • Software Development
  • Network/Data
  • mHealth
  • Game Development
  • Connected Cars
  • Digital Media
  • Mobile Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • and other evolving technologie
58% of Metro Detroit'​s IT/Tech companies are located in Oakland County.  Nearly 100 companies chose Oakland County in the last ten years, investing over $586 million and creating more than 10,500 jobs in the community.​​
An L Brooks Patterson Initiative