Medical Main Street

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The Global Center of Innovation maximizing the growth potential of the health care and life science sectors in Southeast Michigan.​ ​​

Who We Are

Medical Device Directory

Medical Main Street® powered by Oakland County, is your partner into the life science, biotechnology, pharmacology and health care industries in Southeast Michigan. Medical Main Street Network is a no-cost network made up of hospitals, universities, medical device, telehealth and biopharma companies, working together to grow the region’s life science hub.

What We Offer

The Medical Main Street Team can facilitate meetings with health care systems, suppliers and other partners crucial to your company’s success. We can help you find talent and build your workforce. We are your conduit to growing your business and building valuable relationships within the health care and life science industries.

Resources and Articles

Press Release - Medical Main Street Cybersecurity Event Focuses On $5 Billion Threat To Privacy And Health Care Costs

Press Release - Expert Panel to Discuss Impact of New Technologies on Health Care of Baby Boomers

Press Release – LTU and Medical Main Street Science and Technology Showcase

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2017 Medical Main Street Directory icon2017 Medical Main Street Directory
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 Upcoming MMS Meetings & Events

  • Arab Health 2020
    • January 24, 2020 - February 1, 2020
    • The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is looking for eight Michigan companies to join it at Arab Health 2020.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to take part in the largest medical show in the Middle East.  Eligible Michigan small businesses can receive 50 percent reimbursement for travel expenses and mission fees through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). For more information, visit Last year 4,262 exhibitors from 64 countries engaged with over 100,000 professionals and attendees from 159 countries to increase their exposure to potential customers and partners.
      • Michigan Booth
        • Companies receive their own kiosk within the Michigan booth in the Medical Device hall
        • Kiosk includes signage and video presentation
        • Outward-facing kiosk with a prominent presence to interact with exhibition traffic
        • Internet connection and power accessibility
        • Central shared meeting tables
        • Access to U.S. Pavilion hospitality area and support services
        • Space for 6-8 Michigan companies   
      • Matchmaking Opportunities
        • Kick-off conference call to understand objectives and goals of the company’s participation, products, and the perceived route to the market
        • Pre-visit market research and briefings
        • Customized appointments with prospective partners, distributors, and buyers   
      • Included Services
        • Hotel accommodations
        • Customized B2B matchmaking meetings for up to four days of one-on-one meetings
        • Welcome reception
        • Entry fee to the show
        • Company kiosk within Michigan booth – (signage and video presentation required by December 20, 2019)
      • Space is limited
        • $5,000 mission participation fee required by October 18, 2019
        • $1,500 per additional participant 

    • For more information, contact:
      Chris Bosio, MEDC International Trade Program
      (517) 348-9256  |
    • Register at:


Global Appeal

Located ​at the heart of the NAFTA corridor and as the capitol of U.S. manufacturing, Michigan’s supply chain and logistics network combines global know-how and on-going innovation. Oakland County is home to more than 1,000 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries. 57 percent of all Fortune 500 companies have at least one business location in Oakland County.

The region has the busiest international border​ crossing in North America. Air commerce is easily accessible from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Oakland County International Airport and Bishop International.

Michigan offers one of the best pro-business environments in the country. We have been ranked one of the Top 10 states for corporate tax competitiveness due to our simple, fair, and efficient six percent corporate income tax and $500 million in annual business savings through the elimination of industrial personal property tax. 

The Detroit region’s cost of living is 4.7 percent below the national average. And Michigan has lower labor costs in relation to California, Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois.​




There are nearly 4,700 life science and health care firms located​ in Oakland County.

Michigan’s medical device sector has grown nearly 20 percent over the last decade and achieved a Top Ten ranking nationally based on number of companies. 

Michigan is home to 2​​40 medical device firms and ranks ninth in the U.S. for medical device manufacturing. 

​Two of the country's largest health systems and four of Michigan's largest health systems are located in Oakland County.​


Venture Capital Environment

There are currently 129 venture-backed companies located in Michigan, a 70% increase in the last five years.

There was nearly $876 million in capital investment located in Michigan 2014.​​​

 Program Highlights


Access to Technical Talent

Oakland County and Southeast Michigan have among the highest concentration of engineering graduates nationally.

Nearly 100,000 workers employed in the health care and life science industry in Oakland County.

Employment in the health care and life science industry has grown eight percent since 2009.

Southeast Michigan universities award 12,000 science and engineering degrees and/or certificates ​annually​​.​​


Research and Development

Oakland County is home to more than one third of the state’s R & D facilities 

Michigan universities spend over $2.25 billion per year on R & D 

 With more than 3,800 patents awarded annually, the region has the first U.S. Patent Office outside of Washington D.C. ​​​

More than 100 people attended the Doctors’ Wish List session at Automation Alley on June 19 to hear new product ideas and approaches to innovation and commercialization.  Event Program pdf iconEvent Program

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