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Cassandra Morrison and Jo Coleman

The Culinary Studio Provides Resources to Startup Food Entrepreneurs

With the surge in recent years of home-based food producers looking to take their family recipes and turn them into a retail business, many need access to a licensed commercial kitchen for production. The Culinary Studio in Southfield fulfills a need for a dedicated, 24-hour commercial kitchen space for local food entrepreneurs, as well as professional guidance to get their businesses up and running. 

Foreign Investment Development

Thirty deals total $171 million of foreign direct investment in '14; Europe and Asia focus for 2015

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. Europe and Asia are the focus for 2015 economic development travel. 


Kidpreneuer Teaches Kids How to Code, and How to Fail

Kidpreneur in Wixom teaches kids ages five to 14 about technology - including 3D printing, coding, Minecraft, video production, robotics, game design, and web design - and entrepreneurship - including how to fail. 

Fire & Ice Festival

8th Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival

The 8th annual Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday, January 25. Crews have been making snow, building the ice rink, and prepping for other activities such as dogsledding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and fireworks.

Labeling at the Seed

Incubating a new food industry in metro Detroit

Launching a food-based business in metro Detroit is a lot harder than you think. Luckily, budding foodpreneurs are getting a leg up, courtesy of Southfield's kitchen co-working space, The Culinary Studio, and The Seed, a business incubator started by the owners of Garden Fresh.

Flipside Records

Flipside Records in Clawson has been a retro entertainment mecca for over 30 years

Flipside Records in Clawson is a retro entertainment mecca that has been serving customers for nearly 32 years. The store has a little something for every kind of music and media fan, and has raised generations of music-hungry teens scavenging their bins for treasures. 

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are upon us! We'll be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy time with our loved ones and we'll see you back here January 7. From all of us at Oakland County Prosper, happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!   

Meghan Hart inside her store Meghan Marion

Meghan Marion Offers Contemporary Clothing That Appeals to the Midwestern Woman

Meghan Hart is owner of Meghan Marion, a contemporary women's clothing boutique in downtown Royal Oak that seeks to create a comfortable, personalized shopping experience with classic items that appeal to the Midwestern woman. 

Prosper Magazine

2015 Edition of Oakland County's PROSPER Magazine Hits Airports in Time for Holiday Travelers

PROSPER, the official county magazine spotlighting Oakland County as a business and quality of life destination, is now available at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Flint’s Bishop International Airport in time to reach thousands of holiday travelers.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Prosper will be off next week to celebrate Thanksgiving, expressing our gratitude to those who have made our lives richer. We'll be back Dec. 10. Have a wonderful holiday!


Collaboration and entrepreneurship: Metro Detroit's most innovative nonprofits

From creative ways of raising revenue to forming partnerships, nonprofits are becoming more entrepreneurial in order to sustain themselves into the next generation. Area nonprofit leaders share the ways and means by which the social sector is becoming more like the business sector.

A South Willard Street home in Unity Park

Unity Park is Part of Pontiac's Ongoing Revitalization Efforts

Community Housing Network is nearly finished building 32 rental homes in southeast Pontiac’s Unity Park neighborhood that offer residents close proximity to downtown and introduce greater affordable housing options into Pontiac and Oakland County, and they are already planning on additional development phases.

improv list

Why Detroit's improv comedy scene is no joke

Detroit is not exactly NYC, Chicago, or L.A., but the local improv scene, which has produced national talents like Keegan-Michael Key, is thriving thanks to dedicated performers and theaters like Planet Ant and Go Comedy!.

Elite 40 Under 40

The Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 program opens Monday

Nominations are being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals and thought leaders who excel in their field and have demonstrated dynamic leadership.


Oakland County launches tech248 to harness the power of nearly 2,000 tech companies in county

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has launched tech248, a branding and business development initiative aimed at harnessing the power of the nearly 2,000 tech companies in the county and market the county as a global technology hub.
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