Ypsilanti-based Consular Corps of Michigan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering global trade, has opened an office in Oakland County’s executive office building in Waterford Township.
The goal is to increase trade and develop relationships with the county’s international partners.
“More than 1,000 international firms from 39 countries have business locations here,” says Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “These are important relationships to maintain and cultivate.”
The Consular Corps represents dozens of countries including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and others. The non-profit serves as a representative, speaking on behalf of Michigan and the United States.
It provides assistance with bureaucratic issues for citizens who are living or traveling abroad, as well as to citizens who travel to, or trade with, another country.
The Consular Corps of Michigan have signed a year-lease for the office at 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd.