The Oakland County Business Roundtable is a volunteer advisory group made up of representatives from business, government and education. E-mail Roundtable@oakgov.com for more information.
The Oakland County Business Roundtable works with county government, but is not itself a part of the government system.
In 1993, L. Brooks Patterson created the Roundtable to make recommendations that would enhance Oakland County's business climate and quality of life.
The Business Roundtable provides recommendations to the county executive on business, economic development, education, land development, transportation and work force issues. The group also works to implement these recommendations by suggesting programs to improve the County's quality of life and economic vitality.
It normally works within four areas: Economic Development, Quality of Life, Transportation, and Workforce and Education. The Roundtable believes that change and improvement in these areas will have the most impact on the county's growth and stability.
Business and commerce are the foundation of a healthy economy. Oakland County's continued economic well-being and sustained quality of life depend upon a good business climate. By involving the private sector in policy and program development, the county can more effectively develop services that encourage businesses to thrive.
Oakland County residents benefit from the experience and knowledge of business leaders who volunteer on the Roundtable. Valuable and time-saving county services such as Access Oakland, the One Stop Shop Information Center and consolidated Workforce Development programs all started as recommendations from the Business Roundtable. It has also sponsored or co-sponsored a variety of educational programs within Oakland schools.
Programs and activities of the Oakland County Business Roundtable are funded by grants, donations, and corporate sponsor partnerships.
The Oakland County Business Roundtable is made up of representatives from the business, government, and education communities in the County.
Please contact the Oakland County Business Roundtable to find out about current opportunities for membership. Roundtable@oakgov.com or Matt Gibb 248-975-9636
The Roundtable does not hold public meetings.
The Oakland County Business Roundtable occasionally issues statements of support for proposed or pending legislation at the state or local level. Additionally, the Roundtable has lobbied for programs, services and budget allocations to benefit the county. The Roundtable does not normally endorse cadidates for office.