Analyst: Oakland County Tops Michigan in Personal Income

Oakland County

An Oakland County, Michigan market research analyst is clearing up some confusion about a recent 24 7 Wall Street report that claims Livingston County has the highest median household income in Michigan, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Dan Riley, who analyzes economic data for the county’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, said Oakland County is first in per capita income in Michigan. “The report used five-year estimates for household income … [Read more...]

Oakland County Clerk Brown: Same-sex marriages move forward in Michigan

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown issued a statement via press release on Governor Snyder’s decision to not appeal Judge Goldsmith’s ruling that the more than 300 same-sex couples married last year have valid marriages: “While I’m thrilled that Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette are respecting the decision that the marriages performed on March 22 last year must be recognized, I wish they would have done the same with Judge Friedman’s decision on same-sex … [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...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Deal with Roundabouts?

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

Dear Crabby, Years ago I visited England for work and had my first exposure to roundabouts. I remember being so thankful that my guide was doing the driving and not me, and that we didn’t have these silly things in the United States. Fast-forward to the present and roundabouts are popping up all over Oakland County! They’re supposed to ease congestion, but all I see are a lot of angry motorists. What do you think about them? Thanks, Driving in Circles Dear Driving in … [Read more...]

Oakland County earns Best of the Web honors

Oakland County, Mich. has the best county government website in the United States, Government Technology magazine said today. In a press release, it was stated that Oakland County placed ahead of other counties such as Sacramento County, Calif.; King County, Wash.; Wake County, N.C.; and Chesterfield County, Va. The recognition for www.OakGov.com is part of the 2014 Best of the Web awards from Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government. Oakland County is the Best of the Web … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Announces Run for Congress with VIDEO

EEI Global CEO Dekek Gentile welcomes Team Barnett for the Big Announcement - photo by Michael Dwyer

(Watch the full announcement video at the end of the article) Team Barnett Announcement Mayor Bryan Barnett and his team sent a message to friends, family and supporters earlier this week. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Rochester Hills, and this April I will celebrate 8 years representing the residents and businesses of this community. During this time, Rochester Hills has become one of the most successful and recognized cities in Oakland County, and a leader in … [Read more...]

RCOC Board announces six-point plan to attack potholes; introduces hotline

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board has announced a six-point plan to attack the myriad of potholes and rough gravel roads left in the wake of the worst winter seen in the county in generations. “I have heard from motorists countywide of their frustrations resulting from one of the worst pothole seasons in Michigan’s history,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “Because of my concern, I asked our staff for an action plan that addresses a non-routine plan of attack on … [Read more...]

Fuel Up To Play 60 Initiative Launches in Oakland County

Oakland County will kick-off the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Detroit Zoo. The county’s Health Division in partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will train staff from more than 45 schools in 20 school districts on how to implement the national wellness program for kids. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced that Fuel Up To Play 60 was the next step in his efforts to fight child obesity in his 20th State of the County address earlier this … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Seeks “Wow Factor” Displays for INNO-VENTION 2013

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is seeking nominations to showcase innovative and eye-catching health care and life science products and technologies at the INNO-VENTION 2013 conference in Troy. Demonstration Alley, as the display area is called, has a limited number of spaces that will allow selected vendors to show innovative technologies and products during INNO-VENTION 2013, a Medical Main Street conference. The deadline for entries is Monday, September 30. “Michigan conducts … [Read more...]

Oakland County companies among fastest growing in state

Nearly half of the fastest-growing private companies in Michigan are in Oakland County. That’s according to Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Out of 126 Michigan private companies in Inc.’s survey, 55 are in Oakland County. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credited his Emerging Sectors initiative for the number of Oakland County companies in Inc.’s list. “If you take a look at the fastest … [Read more...]