Oakland County Business Resources


Our participation as a Select Level Community of the Main Street Oakland County program gives us access to valuable technical services. These services are offered as a benefit to grow business and our entire community. Contact the Oxford DDA Office for more details on how to take advantage of these resources!

Design Assistance: 


Conceptual architectural and urban design services are available to local program managers, property owners, and business owners. The service can include sketches, floor and site plans, written recommendations, and construction cost estimates.

Historic Preservation Planning:

Historic Preservation is at the core of Main Street. This service includes technical assistance, conditional assessment, material conservation recommendations, redevelopment assistance, planning and design, preservation master planning, education, and grant alerts.

Access to National Main Street Center Consultants:

On behalf of a Select Level Community, Main Street Oakland County can draw upon a national pool of National Main Street Center consultants that provide services and training in downtown revitalization.

Project Financial Packaging Assistance:

Assistance can be provided to local programs, property owners, and investors in identifying potential financial programs and incentives that may help move projects forward.

One Stop Shop Business Center and Small Business Consultation:

Oakland County’s entry point for economic development services, including educational workshops, information-based planning, secondary market research, business strategy, and GIS maps and data.

Whether you’re starting your business, experiencing growing pains, or ready to take your business to the next level, they are ready for you. Access business counselors that are predominately private-sector trained with management and financial consulting backgrounds. Specialties include accounting, brand management, marketing, market research, finance, GIS, technology, manufacturing, human resources, and franchising.

We will help you:
Develop feasibility studies
Develop or refine business and marketing plans
Create realistic monthly cash flow projections
Find appropriate level financing
Define failsafe processes

Check out the 2015 schedule of Business Workshops
(Hyperlink “Business Workshops” to: http://www.advantageoakland.com/ResearchPortal/Documents/bc_2015workshopschedule.pdf)

Walk-in counseling sessions are held every Thursday (9:30am – Noon,  1:30pm – 4:30pm) at the One Stop Shop Business Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan 48328.

Other:
Environmental Stewardship and Green Infrastructure Planning
Trail and Non-Motorized Transportation Planning
Brownfield Program Consultation
Land Use, Master Plan, and Zoning Consultation
And More

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