Oakland County Employment Agencies Host Regional Career/Job Expo

It was announced today that more than 1,500 skilled and unskilled workers seeking employment in the knowledge-based, service and manufacturing industries are expected to attend the Regional Career/Job Expo on Thursday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center, 6950 Rochester Road, in Troy. The Oakland County Employment Diversity Council (OCEDC), Oakland County Michigan Works, and Automation Alley are hosting the event, which features over two dozen … [Read more...]

Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center Partners with PTAC to Help Businesses Pursuing Government Contracts

Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center will soon be offering free counseling services that can help businesses interested in obtaining government contracts at the local, state and federal levels. Beginning Wednesday, Schoolcraft College’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will open a satellite office in the One Stop Shop Business Center to counsel businesses interested in learning how to obtain government contracts for goods and services. The center is located on the … [Read more...]

Patterson highlights five new major programs in State of the County speech

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced five new major initiatives during his 20th State of the County address Wednesday evening before an audience of about 500 individuals at Centerpoint Marriott in Pontiac. The coming year will see developments in connected car technology, information technology, improving healthcare resources for homeless individuals and families, the creation of G2G Marketplace, and the next iteration of his Count Your Steps program. Patterson has launched a … [Read more...]

Patterson to deliver 20th State of the County

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is putting the finishing touches on his 2014 State of the County address. He will deliver his remarks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Centerpoint Marriott Hotel in Pontiac. This invitation-only event, which is open to the media, marks Patterson’s 20th State of the County speech, in which he will highlight new initiatives and programs which continue to expand such as Emerging Sectors, Medical Main Street, Automation Alley and G2G Cloud … [Read more...]

Patterson Honored in Washington D.C. as Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was honored Monday evening as one of Governing magazine’s “Public Officials of the Year” during a dinner and reception in Washington D. C. Patterson, who has been county executive since 1992, was among nine state, city and county leaders from across the United States who exemplified the ideals of public service, according to the Washington D.C.–based magazine. He was the lone county official honored at the dinner at the Willard Intercontinental … [Read more...]

Moody’s Awards Oakland County Highest Ratings

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned its highest rating of MIG 1 to Oakland County’s $25 million General Obligation Limited Tax Notes, Series 2013 which are short-term notes. It also reaffirmed Oakland County’s AAA bond rating with a stable outlook on the county's outstanding long-term general obligation limited tax bonds and its certificates of participation, which funded the county’s retiree health care obligation. Moody’s cited Medical Main Street and the county’s strong economic base as … [Read more...]