Oakland County’s 33rd Economic Forecast, Future Growth and Prosperity

Great news was reported across the board at Oakland County’s 33rd Economic Outlook Luncheon on Thursday, April 26th. The luncheon, held at the Troy Marriott, was hosted by Chase Bank, Oakland Community College, and Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs. It featured keynote addresses from two University of Michigan Economists: Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes.

Before the luncheon, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Grimes, and Dr. Ehrlich spoke to the press and shared highlights from the report. According to the report, Oakland County has posted 119,100 job additions from 2010 – 2017. The county’s average growth pace of 2.6% per year outpaced both the nation’s and the state’s average rate of 1.8% over the same period. The continued recovery in Oakland County is consistent with the sustained expansion of the U.S. and Michigan economies. View a digital copy of the 2018 – 2020 Oakland County Economic Outlook Summary online. Continue reading

The DIA Inside|Out Masterpieces are on Display!


Animals in a Landscape, Franz Marc on display at Fisk Farm in White Lake

You still have time to get outside and enjoy the art pieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program. High-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection are brought to several communities and about 7-12 images are displayed within walking or bike-riding distance in each. The program is now in its sixth year in the Metro-Detroit area and has already installed more than 800 reproductions in over 100 communities. In April of this year, more than 80 reproductions were installed in 10 communities. They will be on display until July 19. A new group of masterpieces will be on display from August through October. Continue reading

Inside|Out–The DIA on the Road

For the last four years the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has taken art to the public and the streets of metro Detroit (including communities in Oakland County) and other places across the state. Over the past 4 years, hundreds of reproductions have been placed in Michigan communities. Last fall, Pleasant Ridge, Berkley and Huntington Woods had works of art in parks, and outside of businesses & government buildings. Continue reading