Whitmer Announces 320 New High-Wage Jobs Created In Oakland CountyThe jobs, created by three new company expansions supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund, bolster Michigan’s position as a leader in automotive R&D and advanced manufacturing.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of 320 new high-wage jobs in Oakland County as a result of three new company expansions created in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund.

“Today’s expansions will help us stay focused on growing our economy,” Whitmer said, “creating good-paying jobs, and continuing to lead in the advanced manufacturing, R&D, and mobility spaces…Our economy is growing and projects like these in partnership with the MEDC will help us move Michigan forward.”

The businesses involved include Electrical Components International, which will establish its Business and Engineering Solutions Center in Southfield; UK-based Expert Technologies, opening its first US operations in Auburn Hills; and LER ForceTech, which is expanding its automotive engineering services and technician program in Pontiac.

“Today’s projects…send a clear message that our state is a place where companies can find the opportunity and talent to succeed and grow,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board. “We are excited to work with these three companies to ensure their success in this great state.”