Medical Main Street

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

 Upcoming MMS Meetings & Partner Events

  • MedHealth Virtual Matchmaking Mixer
    •  October 8 | 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Who: Healthcare innovation purchasers, research institutions, healthcare innovators, entrepreneurial support organizations, and investors
    • Where: Register to receive event link
    • What: One-on-one matchmaking and brief educational programming to keep our healthcare ecosystem connected. 

      This year has created a lot of physical distance in our region’s healthcare innovation ecosystem. MedHealth is determined to narrow this gap through a one day virtual matchmaking event to help us reconnect.

      Join us for the MedHealth Matchmaking Mixer on Thursday, October 8, where you can engage in unique networking opportunities with other organizations for a 15-minute introductory virtual meeting.

      You will also have access to livestreamed event content through Brella, an event networking platform that suggests high-quality matches based on mutual needs and allows you to invite others to your conversation.

      Once you access Brella, it will suggest high-quality matches based on mutual needs and allow you to invite others. This platform provides the flexibility to manage your schedule and indicate availability to book your virtual meetings.
    • MedHealth Virtual Matchmaking Mixer Flyer
    • Learn more about the summit and register

  • Healthology |  2020 Symposium
    • November 12  |  5:30 p.m.
    • The focus of this event is on the creative solutions developed across different health sectors in response to the unique challenges of this pandemic. While COVID-19 is causing great individual harm, this disruption is also harming society—affecting the delivery of services, exposing or exacerbating health care inequities, and revealing a lack of fairness and preparedness.

      The event will explore what we have learned, the innovative solutions that are now being implemented and how will we be better prepared moving forward.

      In this exciting 2020 edition, stories will be shared from diverse health leaders who, through creative problem-solving and fortitude, have adapted and responded to the public health crisis in the face of adversity, turning challenges into opportunities.  These are stories not just of survivors but of thrivers.
    • This event is virtual and free of charge.
    • MMS Healthology Symposium Letter and Flyer
    • Register Now!

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

COVID-19 Response

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

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2017 Medical Main Street Directory icon2017 Medical Main Street Directory
Big Data pdf iconBig Data Will See You Now: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Health Care
House Repeals Obamacare's Medical Device Tax link iconHouse Repeals Obamacare's Medical Device Tax

Road to Innovation Event Series

Road to Innovation Event Series

The Road to Innovation series is a year-long program of four events that brings together Southeast Michigan’s hospitals, universities, medical device, telehealth and biopharma companies to grow the region’s life science hub.

In 2020, we will explore topics such as moving medical devices from concept to applications, intellectual property protections, health information governance, commercialization, funding and corporate partnering to translate know-how and innovations into clinical use.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of the Medical Main Street “Road to Innovation” event series and boost your visibility with the region’s health care and life sciences sector.

Learn More about Sponsorship Levels and How to Become a Sponsor


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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