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Economic Development and Community Affairs

National Main Street Conference
National Main Street Conference will be in Detroit for the first time. 

May 18-20, 2014

Main Street Oakland County is a participating sponsor and partner.
29th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
University of Michigan economists Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes present their three-year forecast on the county’s job growth and economic future.
Mortgage Worries?
Help is available NOW to keep most families in their homes

Call (248) 858-1891 for a confidential appointment
Apprenticeships Guide
An overview to apprenticeships in Oakland County and elsewhere
Skills Needs Assessment Project
This report provides an in-depth look at advanced
manufacturing. The information used in the report came from 150 employers from SE Michigan.
Prosper Magazine 2014
Oakland County's 2014 Prosper Magazine's  digital edition
Print versions available by request.
National Main Street Conference in Detroit
29th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Community & Home Improvement
Apprenticeship Book
Skills Needs Assessment Project
Prosper Magazine 2014 Magazine

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Molina Healthcare grows with Medical Main Street
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Second Best Year Ever for Emerging Sectors® as 2013 Investment Tops $500 Million
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150 Engineering Jobs Coming to Troy
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The Secret Life of Planterra 

Creativity and quick thinking are musts in a business that's rooted in cultivating rare specimens of flowers, designing special events inside a unique greenhouse and producing intricate, massive interior landscapes (think palm trees and water falls for a corporate lobby or a living wall to soften the harsh edge of a Vegas casino). And it's all just another day at Planterra in West Bloomfield. 

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