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Denso

Foreign direct investment tops $1.1 billion In four years

Foreign direct investment in Oakland County for the past four years totaled more than $1.1 billion as international companies continue to boost Oakland County’s economy, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.

PSDIEC

Oakland County's first international exchange program for middle school to send 11 students to Japan

This October, the Pontiac School District International Exchange Committee will sent 11 Pontiac School District eighth graders to Pontiac's sister city in Japan for an immersive cultural education. 

Dürr Systems Inc. Southfield Campus

The Durr Group opens new $40 million technical center in Southfield

The Dürr Group has opened a new $40 million technical center in Southfield, renovating a former DTE Energy call center in order to consolidate its three existing metro Detroit locations in Auburn Hills, Plymouth Township, and Wixom.

China Signing Ceremony

Medical Main Street goes international

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street and the People’s Republic of China and its life science program, China Medical City, entered into a “Friendship City” relationship to explore opportunities for promoting and commercializing new products and technologies in life science, business, education, energy and the environment.

South Pacific Steel Installation

ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

Oakland County expertise leads to national economic development group appointment

Oakland County and its business development team have been appointed to FDI Frontlines Coalition – an economic development steering committee created by the Washington D.C.-based Organization for International Investment.

Foreign Investment Development

Thirty deals total $171 million of foreign direct investment in '14; Europe and Asia focus for 2015

Oakland County attracted $171 million of foreign direct investment in 2014, prompting the county’s business development team to expand its global search for companies looking to locate in the county. Europe and Asia are the focus for 2015 economic development travel. 

Oakland County and Hai’an agreement signing

Patterson and Chinese Official Sign Agreement for Potential for Future Investment in Oakland County

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the mayor of Hai’an, China signed a memorandum of understanding that could open the door for future investment, educational opportunities and cultural exchanges between Oakland County and the Chinese city.

Rick Weaver PAT USA Vice-President-Rochester

From Michigan to the Red Sea: Building Global

Adding to Michigan's global outlook are companies like general contracting and construction firm PAT USA, Inc., with offices in Africa, the Middle East, and India. Though much of the work takes place abroad, globalization creates jobs locally. And it's a handshake between countries.

Dubai

Medical Main Street Visits Dubai

Few counties in the United States can claim the international diversity of Oakland County’s business community – 900 firms from 37 foreign countries call Oakland County home. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson frequently cites the county’s foreign firms as a critical part of Oakland County’s economic signature.

The property of Tenuta Vitanza

Global Oakland: Oakland County’s European Adventure

Last month Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and a team of Oakland County representatives from a number of fields, including business and economic development, traveled to Europe – Italy, Greece & Germany - but this was no leisure trip. Oakland County was there in full force to build relationships with overseas companies and more importantly, to get them interested in investing in Oakland County.

IrsaelABS

Building Another International Bridge... to Israel's Entrepreneurs

Thousands of miles separate, but Israel and Michigan operate in a parallel universe. What happens when you cross Michigan's established manufacturing base and high-tech mindset over to Israel's 3,000-plus tech start-ups? The Michigan Israel Business Bridge yields an array of academic and entrepreneurial matches.

Interior of the Oakland International Airport

Oakland County International Airport debuts new green terminal

Michigan’s first “green” airport terminal opened August 23 at the Oakland County International Airport (OCIA).   “This terminal is the gateway to Oakland County,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “There’s a ‘wow’ factor about the terminal that will give travelers a positive impression of our region.”

Emagine-ABS

When Avocation Becomes Vocation: A Q&A with Emagine's Paul Glantz

In what has to be the smallest sliver of a Venn diagram that includes the insurance industry, upscale bowling, and movie theater chains, sits Paul Glantz. As the CEO of both Proctor Financial and Emagine Entertainment, this native metro Detroiter is nothing if not entrepreneurial.

Chaldeans And Jews: Building A Common Community

It's a well-known fact that immigrants are an entrepreneurial crowd. Yet, common misconceptions among ethnic groups can splinter economic and social relations. A pair of newspaper publishers saw the rift between those of Jewish and Chaldean heritage and got together to form the "Building Communities" program, which offers cultural exchange, a teen forum, and even an angel investment fund.
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