Oakland County’s Tech248 Team Aims to Link Silicon Valley to Opportunities with County’s 2,000 Tech Companies

The Oakland County Business Development team has its eyes on Silicon Valley as it heads west this week in an attempt to connect some of Oakland County’s 2,000 IT companies with possible collaborations in California. The team, which represents both Medical Main Street and Tech248, will be in Silicon Valley for five days beginning Saturday to woo various life science and information technology companies and also to attend the Integrate 2015 Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. The event … [Read more...]

Governor Snyder Reappoints VanderVeen to Aeronautics Commission

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Oakland County Central Services Director J. David VanderVeen to a second four-year term on the Michigan Aeronautics Commission. He has served on the committee since 2011, according to the press release. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said VanderVeen has played a vital role in promoting the aviation industry in Michigan. “Dave is leaving his mark on Michigan’s aviation industry by bringing his thorough knowledge and experience in … [Read more...]

Oakland County Inks Thirty Deals Totaling $171 Million of Foreign Direct Investment in ‘14

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. The business development team has trips planned to Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and Taiwan in 2015. Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb will be joining Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on a trade mission to China in August. The team will also be attending the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit … [Read more...]