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Oakland County Main Street

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is a unique economic development program with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." MSOC helps local government develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

Established under the leadership of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in 2000, MSOC is the nation's first county-wide Main Street® program. ​

“We’re investing money into our downtowns, are working with diverse cultures, promoting community involvement, adding new businesses and creating new jobs. This is the way to build cool cities.” “ Main Street is one of our more successful economic development programs.” By L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive, 6/04

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