Detroit Free Press, January 10, 2011

The state that put the world on wheels is gaining traction in the medical arena as more firms and providers tied to the burgeoning healthcare field are looking to do business here, a Detroit area leader said. "Six hospitals, medical device makers and other life science companies committed to invest more than $21 million and add 329 new local jobs in Oakland County's Medical Main Street program," Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said on the TV show "Michigan Matters." Patterson launched Medical Mainstreet launched 18 months ago to bring area hospitals, suppliers, medical device makers and educators together to promote his county and the region as a medical destination similar to a Mayo or Cleveland Clinic.
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