The Matching Fund Program is a joint venture between ProMedica Innovations and the Monroe County BDC. The mission of this partnership is to to improve the well-being of our community by supporting local businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors. There will be more to come on this exciting new opportunity soon!
The strengths of Monroe County’s economy lie in its geography and infrastructure; strengths that are attractive to firms in a variety of industries. The Monroe County Link is a strategy to guide future economic development along the I-75 corridor, the County’s economic backbone. Visit Monroe County Link
Monroe County Developers Streamlining Guide
To better serve the development community, the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation has facilitated the creation of a guide that will “streamline the development processes” within Monroe County saving precious time, money and effort in getting projects up and running in the shortest possible time. Download the Developers Streamlining Guide
Monroe County Clerk
The County Clerk’s office maintains records for the County of Monroe. As part of that responsibility, they maintain a listing of all business registered with their office. Please contact the County Clerk to register your business’ name.
Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
This business membership organization focuses on providing value for its members, enhancing the business climate in the Monroe County area and advocating for public policy that supports economic growth and vitality. They provide their members with countless networking opportunities, they fight to protect the interest of businesses in Lansing and Washington D.C., and they help businesses form a better community. Visit Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
Monroe County Downtown Development Authorities
michigan economic development corporation
The MEDC offers one-stop business assistance. MEDC’s business development managers work with consultants, utilities, associations and local economic development agencies to best match businesses' needs with Michigan's opportunities. Visit MEDC
michigan minority supplier development council
The mission of the MMSDC is to provide meaningful access to its corporate members to enhance procurement opportunities. MMSDC is a privately funded, non-profit, corporate services organization. It is comprised of major corporations and public entities in education, industry, finance, professional services, construction, consumer products and health care organizations. Through certification of minority-owned businesses, MMSDC assures the corporate buyer that a business is truly minority-owned, operated and controlled. Visit MMSDC
Procurement technical assistance centers of michigan
The PTAC’s of Michigan are highly skilled professionals who assist Michigan businesses in acquiring federal, state and local government contracts. The local PTAC office is housed at Washtenaw Community College. Visit PTAC
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government. It is best known for its guaranteed loan programs. The SBA also provides a wide variety of other assistance to small businesses, including government contracting, training, management counseling, minority enterprise development, international trade and more. Most of these programs are delivered through partnership with other organizations. Visit SBA
(fomerly known as Michigan Interfaith Loan Fund) - The Opportunity Resource Fund offers low interest loans to small businesses in the state of Michigan to promote community economic development. These businesses generally do not qualify for conventional bank loans. Some examples include: day care center, florist, restaurant, deli, coffee shop, cyber cafe, lawn service, clothing design/manufacturing business, etc. Visit Opportunity Resource Fund
NAICS has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. This system is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Visit NAICS
Pure Michigan Business Connect
Pure Michigan Business Connect is a public/private initiative developed by the MEDC connecting buyers to suppliers of Michigan goods and services.