Patterson Plans to Raise the Bar with Innovative Management in Oakland County with VIDEO

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says that Oakland County's best accomplishments are yet to come. During his annual State of the County address before an audience of more than 600 guests at the Auburn Hills Marriot Pontiac at Centerpoint, he spotlighted several high-tech connections moving into the county. Patterson was introduced my the Brooke Wilson Vitale, the owner of specialty bakeries in Royal Oak and Birmingham, who was selected by a public online vote as the winner of the … [Read more...]

Oakland County Launches Open Data Initiative

Oakland County is making a rich source of information available to the public through its new Access Oakland Open Data Portal, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Individuals will be able to find data ranging from property information including addresses and boundaries to how to find parks and trails and locate floodplains. All data on the portal, is free of charge and free of use restrictions. "The county has hundreds of data sets which can become … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland Attract Companies to Oakland County

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland on Trade Mission to Attract Medical Device/Life Science Companies to Oakland County A business development team from Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is spending the week in the United Kingdom and Ireland selling medical device and life science companies on the benefits of expanding their operations into Oakland County. Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb and business development representative John Wolf-Meyer are meeting with nine … [Read more...]

Oakland County Economic Developers Busy as Representatives Hit France, Alaska and Both Coasts in Same Week

Oakland County economic developers are finishing a busy week as they return from multiple destinations and thousands of travel miles selling the benefits of Medical Main Street and locating in the county. Teams return from both the East and West Coasts Thursday after spending the week in Washington D.C. and San Diego. The Washington team was promoting Medical Main Street – the county’s life science and health care initiative – at the Healthcare Supply Chain Expo. The San Diego team is … [Read more...]

Who’s Who of Life Science in Michigan to Attend Medical Main Street Event Sponsored by Oakland University

A virtual who’s who of major players in life science and health care are among those scheduled to attend Medical Main Street’s annual networking event on Sept. 16 in Troy. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DPro Healthcare, Farmaceutix, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Infection Prevention Technologies, JEMS Technology, NSF Health Sciences, Orchid, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan – Dearborn are among those registered for the … [Read more...] Gets New Look and Improved Navigation

Oakland County has launched its revamped and improved economic development website, which aims to get users to the information they seek faster and easier. According to the press release, the site features improved graphics, ease of navigation and mega menus, which allow easier one-click access to economic development programs, services and events such as Medical Main Street®, Tech248TM, the One Stop Shop Business Center, the Emerging Sectors® business attraction … [Read more...]

Last Call to Join Medical Main Street Networking Event with Group Purchasing Giant Amerinet Health Care

It was announced today that companies interested in becoming vendors to the area’s health care systems are running out of time to meet with Amerinet, one of the nation’s largest health care group purchasing organizations. The press release went on to say that Medical Main Street and Southfield health care consultants HealthRise Solutions are sponsoring an informational and networking session that can help companies become approved vendors, potentially linking them to valuable contracts with … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Increases Prize Package to $10,000 as Nominations Open for 2015 INNO-VATOR of the Year

It was announced that Michigan-based businesses and organizations have a chance at $10,000 in cash and services as nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Medical Main Street “INNO-VATOR of the Year.” The award, now in its fourth year, recognizes a Michigan business or organization that has created a device, technology or process which significantly impacts the medical device, biotech or life science fields, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Many life-changing … [Read more...]

Patterson Proposes Tax Cut in Annual State of the County Address

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson called for a reduction in county property taxes of .15 mills over two years during his 2015 State of the County address Wednesday night in Pontiac. When approved by the Board of Commissioners, homeowners will save $75 million over the next decade. “Imagine, that’s $75 million back into your pockets for use as you see fit. It will stimulate the local economy and certainly contribute to a stronger quality of life in Oakland County,” Patterson … [Read more...]

Priority Health’s Krischa Winright is Keynote Speaker at Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street today announced via press release that Krischa Winright, chief information officer for Priority Health and vice president of information technology for Spectrum Health, will be the keynote speaker for INNO-VENTION 2014, Southeastern Michigan’s premier healthcare and life science conference. Winright will present “Digital Web & Mobile Experience: What Does It Really Mean for Healthcare?" INNO-VENTION, now in its third year, will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban … [Read more...]