Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Launches tech248 to Harness the Power of Nearly 2,000 Tech Companies in County

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched tech248 – a branding and business development initiative aimed at harnessing the power of the nearly 2,000 tech companies in the county and market the county as a global technology hub.

Patterson launched the initiative before about 140 Oakland County-based tech firms and government officials at Koala CoWork in Southfield the press release stated.

“Oakland County’s tech industry – with nearly 2,000 tech firms – is a global powerhouse and these Oakland County firms are at the epicenter of the tech world,” Patterson said. “Oakland County wants to harness the energy, the spirit, the technical excitement, innovation and creativity these companies experience on a daily basis. We want to help them collaborate and grow while developing and attracting talent.”

“I’ll fight to keep you here in Oakland County,” Patterson said. “Are you listening Dan? I would be more impressed with Mr. Gilbert’s efforts if he were to bring in high tech companies from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois rather than looking through the fertile vineyards of Oakland County.”

About 100 tech companies have located in Oakland County in the past 10 years, investing over $586 million and creating more than 10,500 jobs. The focus includes software development, network/data, mHealth, game development, connected cars, digital media, mobile technology, cyber security and other evolving technologies.


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