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International Business

Our strong business environment provides a gateway for companies looking to expand into the global marketplace.

The number and prestige of international firms with operations here confirm the maturity and international strength of our local economy. Oakland County’s foreign investment represents nearly every sector of the North American Industrial Classification System.

There are over 900 foreign firms operating here in Oakland County. Many firms have several local locations. Japan and Germany have the largest number of businesses, and our International Parent Companies list includes 38 additional countries.

Global Investment/Trade in Oakland County contains an overview of international business in Oakland County.

Automation Alley’s International Business Center services include assistance for small to medium-size enterprises that would like to reach the global marketplace, as well as support for international businesses that want​ to establish a presence in Southeast Michigan.

The Global Oakland brochure contains comprehensive economic and demographic information.

Contact us for preprinted copies or download brochure in Adobe Acrobat format (file size 1.5M)


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Advantage Oakland Korean version (file size 4.7M)
Advantage Oakland Chinese version (file size 4.6M)
Advantage Oakland French version (file size 4.4M)
Advantage Oakland German version (file size 4.4M)
Advantage Oakland Italian version (file size 4.3M)
Advantage Oakland Japanese version (file size 4.5M)

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