Oakland County heads to Sweden and Germany on business attraction mission focused on mobility, batteries, and semiconductors

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter is leading a team from the county’s Economic Development Department to Sweden (November 12-14) and Germany (November 15-19) to promote the county and the greater Detroit region as a global hub for mobility and advanced manufacturing. They will meet with companies that have expressed an interest in the U.S. market and may be attracted to Southeast Michigan and will connect with companies which currently have operations here but may be looking to expand.

In Sweden, the group will meet at the offices of Business Sweden with Swedish companies that have an interest in establishing a U.S. presence, including two electric watercraft companies and a company that makes autonomous pods. U.S. Ambassador Erik Ramanathan and Oakland County will host a presentation and reception at the ambassador’s residence for Swedish companies and associations interested in learning about the region.

The delegation will then travel to Germany to attend SEMICOM Europa – 2022, co-located within the Electronica Trade Fair, the largest event for electronics manufacturing in Europe. SEMICOM focuses on the development of semiconductor supply chains and is working to strengthen ties with the automotive industry. At SEMICOM, Coulter and Oakland County Director of Economic Development Ingrid Tighe will present at the Smart Mobility Forum about our region’s investment in mobility and advanced manufacturing.  The group will also meet with companies and participate in forums and networking events. In addition to the show, the group will meet with several companies headquartered in Munich that have Oakland County facilities.

Accompanying Coulter are Sean Carlson, deputy county executive; Ingrid Tighe, director of economic development; Jeanne Broad, manager of domestic and international attraction; and John Wolf-Meyer, senior business attraction manager.


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