Oakland Next

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“An Initiative of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson”

Oakland Next was created to focus on the next generation of leaders in Oakland County through a branding campaign designed to highlight and retain the human capital so important to the county’s future. Giving a voice to “Oakland’s next ___________” – the blank could include Oakland’s next leader, change maker, professional or volunteer. 

Oakland Next – a collection of successful Oakland County entrepreneurs, business and community leaders – is cultivating the next generation of talent to help meet the increasing needs of Oakland County employers. Through a series of face-to-face meetings and career events with high school students, Oakland Next is energizing and informing these future leaders about the rewarding and high paying job opportunities they never knew existed that await them in Oakland County.​​