Our Updated Vision, Mission & Core Values

The BDC Board of Directors held a Strategic Alignment Session in February with the staff members. This session was led by Dr. Donald Spencer. After the meeting was finished, Dr. Spencer worked with the staff to update BDC’s Vision, Mission and Core Values. We feel these statements better reflect the work of the Monroe County…

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GAAR Releases 2019 Challenge Grants Request for Proposals

  Deadline for Submission is May 7, 2019   The Greater Ann Arbor Region (GAAR) Prosperity Initiative invites proposals from organizations to support the implementation of the region’s Five-year Prosperity Strategy, released in March 2015.   Established in 2014, the GAAR Prosperity Initiative is a collaboration of partners working to expand economic prosperity and improve the…

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Our Annual Investors’ Meeting was yesterday

Thanks to all of our investors, partners and our gracious host, Guardian Glass – Carleton, for making our Annual Investors’ Meeting a great success. Watch for our April newsletter for more information and photos!

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To Our Investors

Please watch your email for an invitation to our Annual Investors’ Meeting which is fast approaching! This year, we are being hosted by Guardian Industries, a long-time gem of Monroe County. We are excited to see their new jumbo coater line which was recently installed to service the architectural glass industry. This coater line is…

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Partnership Update: GAAR & DRP

Part of the Monroe County BDC’s goal is to partner with other regional economic development organizations to boost outreach through increased collaboration. This provides several benefits to all organizations involved including region wide attraction, data collection and advocacy. Two of our partner organizations, Detroit Regional Chamber and the Greater Ann Arbor Region (GAAR), have had…

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MC Young Professionals’ St. Patrick’s Pitch and Pour

The Monroe County Young Professional’s will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day themed Pitch and Pour event at McGeady’s Town Pub on March 13. The program will be sponsored by the Monroe BDC/Promedica Matching Fund Program and will allow for entrepreneurs and thinkers to come and present their business idea for a chance at winning the “pot of gold.” If you or anyone…

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First Year Success!

Monroe County Link – a strategy geared to position Monroe County for growth and adaption to a changing 21st century economy. We are happy to share the first year accomplishments in this year-end report:  Monroe County Link 2018 Year-End Report. We are appreciative and thankful for the Team Captains and their team members; this success story…

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Monroe County’s Young Professionals Look to Make an Impact

There is a new group in the Monroe County Business World that is looking to make its mark. The Monroe County Young Professionals, or MCYP for short, was launched in April of 2017 and has been growing in numbers in Monroe County and beyond. The group was formed because organizers of local networking and social…

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Attend the Bedford Business Summit

The 1st Bedford Business Summit will be held this Friday, January 11, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Bedford Public Library located at 8575 Jackman Road in Temperance, MI. To RSVP, please contact Maria at the Bedford Business Association either by phone (734-850-2200) or email (info@bba.org).      

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102 E. Front St.
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone: 734-241-8081
Email: bdc@monroecountybdc.org