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6 Months On the Job

It is hard to believe that I have already been with the BDC for six months! The time ...
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Our Updated Vision, Mission & Core Values

The BDC Board of Directors held a Strategic Alignment Session in February with the staff members. This session ...
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In observance … Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closed on Friday, April 19. We will reopen on Monday, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Monroe County Link Monthly Update

Each month, Florence Buchanan, Monroe County Link Plan Facilitator, will be updating us on a few of the ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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First Year Success!

Monroe County Link - a strategy geared to position Monroe County for growth and adaption to a changing ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Wishing you health and happiness …

Wishing you health and happiness for the New Year!
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Glad tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you and your family on this holiday season! Our office will be closed to celebrate ...
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Industrial Inspection – New Technology Addition

We would like to assist Industrial Inspection with the introduction of their newest technology, the Faro Quantum M ...
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Monroe County Link – Almost a Year Old

The Monroe County Link Action Team Meeting held their final meeting for 2018 on November 9. Over the ...
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We give thanks to you …

Our office will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving ...
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Monroe County is Focused On the Future!

On October 30, we entertained over 70 guests at our annual fall event, Focus On The Future! Thanks ...
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The Port of Monroe is featured in Great Lakes/Seaway Review

The Port of Monroe was featured in the most recent edition of Great Lakes/Seaway Review. Please click on the photo ...
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Manufacturers opened their doors …

Multiple manufacturers across the region opened their doors simultaneously to celebrate a successful National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on ...
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Monroe County Manufacturing Day is here!

Thanks to all of our manufacturers who will be participating in today's 3rd annual Monroe County Manufacturing Day! ...
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We are pleased to announce …

Monroe County Business Development Corporation Appoints Vice President, Business Development! We are pleased to announce the appointment of ...
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Celebrating the City of Luna Pier

Congratulations to the City of Luna Pier!  Today, the Monroe County BDC attended an event to celebrate the ...
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Matching Fund Program Available for Monroe County

To assist in the development of small businesses, the Monroe County BDC and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, via ...
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Remembering

Today we pray for the families and remember the victims of September 11, 2001.
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Our office will be closed …

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day! We will be reopen ...
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MFG Day 2018 – Report on Importance of Manufacturing

A study by the Manufacturing Institute & Deloitte revealed that more than 8 out of 10 Americans acknowledge ...
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Our New Board Members

We have two new Board Members at the Monroe County BDC! Michael Jewell ... Mike was born and ...
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Our New Website!

As with all good business decisions, redesigning a website should always start with a strategy. As the lead ...
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New Partnership Announcement – Matching Fund Program

A new partnership was announced to  help promote economic development and innovation in Monroe County! Pictured Dan Schwanke, President ...
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Ground Breaking in Michigan for Gordie Howe Bridge

Yesterday, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the US Port of Entry site for the ...
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Consumers Energy’s Path to Cleaner Energy by 2040

Recently, Consumers Energy released a press statement announcing that the company will file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) ...
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MFG Day 2018 – Participate

A recent study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte revealed that more than 8 out of 10 Americans ...
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Our office will be closed …

Our office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day! We will be reopen on ...
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STTF – Get Started Early

Over the past four years, SEMCA Michigan Works has helped 102 companies in Southeast Michigan obtain STTF approval ...
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Enthusiasm & Progress – Monroe County Link

On June 15, the second meeting of the entire Monroe County Link Action Team was held. This meeting ...
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Memorial Day

We give thanks, pay tribute and remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In observance of Memorial ...
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BDC Annual Investors' Meeting Held Today!

This morning, 38 of our investors and elected officials attended Monroe County BDC's Annual Investors' Meeting. Our meeting ...
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Gordie Howe International Bridge – Progress

Earlier this month, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced that it has selected Parsons, Inc. of Markham, Ontario, for ...
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Connect To Your Future Workforce

This morning, we hosted an event to showcase MI Bright Future, an online tool that connects you and your ...
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Business Connect

Want to learn a little more about a tool we have available on our website? Click READ MORE ...
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Connecting Healthcare Stakeholders to Accelerate Solutions that Improve Quality of Care and Contribute to Economic Growth

The MedHealth Summit brings together healthcare providers, medical innovation businesses, entrepreneurs, research institutions, economic developers, insurers, and investors ...
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Pure Michigan Summit Opportunities

Here are a few opportunities that you may want to consider attending: - The Supplier Application for the 2018 ...
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Port of Monroe – Highlights from 2017

The Port of Monroe is Michigan’s only port on Lake Erie, and is fast becoming recognized for its ...
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Port of Monroe – Highlights from 2017

The Great Lakes Tug Colorado assists the M.V. Erik from St. John, Antigua, back into the waters of ...
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WIN Launches Apprenticeship Innovation Hub

The Workforce Intelligence Network released information yesterday about their new Apprenticeship Innovation Hub. This announcement shows great advancement ...
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Consumers Energy Foundation Awarded Grant to Monroe County Link

We are pleased to share with you our exciting news! The Monroe County BDC has been awarded a ...
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Monroe County Link Plan Opens a New Chapter

The Monroe County Link initiative moved to a new chapter today ... ACTION! The first meeting of the ...
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We wish you a Merry Christmas & Holiday Season

Sending sincere thoughts and wishes for a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. ...
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US Port of Entry and I-75 Interchange Conceptual Video

This video is an animation recently released by the Windsor Detroit Bridge Port Authority of the US Port ...
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Dundee Manufacturing Receives STTF Grant

Congratulations to Dundee Manufacturing Company on receiving a Skilled Trades Training Fund grant! Article reprinted from The Monroe ...
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BDC's Newest Board Member – Greg Thomas

We welcome Greg Thomas as the newest BDC Board Member! Greg is the Production Manager at Fluid Equipment ...
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Update on Gordie-Howe International Bridge

This month, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) posted a video highlighting the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). Ongoing ...
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Happy Thanksgiving

Our office will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving ...
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Consumers Energy in the News!

Consumers Energy was in the news yesterday! They are one of 14 Michigan companies that scored 100% on ...
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Monroe County Link – Chamber's Nov. Koffee Klub

Tim Lake from Monroe County BDC, Doug Chaffin from Monroe Bank & Trust and BDC's Chairman, and Mike ...
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Opportunities for Manufacturers

Here are a few opportunities that are worth the mention!   Veteran Business Matchmaking Application is open for ...
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Growing Tomorrow's Talent Today

  Powered by a technology that Michigan students already use for college and career planning, MI Bright Future ...
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Changes to MI-STEP for 2018

Please note these important changes to MI-STEP for Fiscal Year 2018: The maximum annual award is $15,000 All ...
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Manufacturing Day Press Release

Please click the image below to read the Press Release on Monroe County's Manufacturing Day being held Friday, ...
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BDC's Annual Fall Event – Focus On the Future

BDC's annual fall event was held at Monroe County Community College's La-Z-Boy Center on Wednesday evening, September 13. ...
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Council Approves Land Transfer Memorandum

Economic growth can be achieved through collaboration and partnerships. By pulling together key stakeholders within our county, the ...
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Monroe News Article on Focus On The Future Event

The Monroe News printed an article in today's newspaper on some of the highlights our key note speaker, ...
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2045 Regional Transportation Plan

SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) is seeking input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid development of the ...
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Our Annual Fall Event is Happening Next Week!

We are busy preparing for our annual fall event, "Focus On The Future." Our event will take place ...
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Happy Labor Day

We pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers this Labor Day. In observance of the ...
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Providing Quality Education for All Students

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and its partner organization, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), have released ...
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SEMCOG Data Shows Modest Gains in Next 3 Decades

  The latest data from SEMCOG shows population will grow a modest 8 percent and employment would rise ...
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BDC's Chairman of the Board appointed to Governor's Talent Investment Board

Recently, Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Doug Chaffin to the Talent Investment Board. The Governor’s Talent ...
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Welcome to our Newest Board Member

The BDC welcomes it newest Board Member, Vince Bodiford, Monroe News' President and Publisher. Vince started at The ...
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Success – Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation is Signed!

It was a great day for Michigan as legislation was put into place to support the Good Jobs ...
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Our Mayor – SEMCOG's Chairperson

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is an organization in Southeast Michigan that brings together all governments to solve ...
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National Manufacturing Day – Open Your Doors & Minds

Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6. This is an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their ...
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House action creates vital job attraction tool for large-scale projects in communities across the state

Good Jobs for Michigan moves closer to making this legislation a reality! Please see Press Release posted yesterday on the progress ...
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Swift House Action Needed to Grow Good-Paying Jobs NOW

Every day we delay, is another day Michiganders, our communities everywhere and our state are losing out on ...
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Tune in now – Good Paying Jobs in Michigan #1 Priority

The Monroe County BDC supports legislation to make creating new, good-paying jobs in Michigan our #1 priority. It ...
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Memorial Day

We give thanks, pay tribute and remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In observance of Memorial ...
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Our Newest Board Member

We welcome Greg Meyer to Monroe County BDC's Board of Directors! Greg is Community Manager for Consumers Energy in ...
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Celebrating & Saying Goodbye to Barb

Barb with Doug Chaffin, President of Monroe Bank & Trust and Chairman of BDC's Board and Tim Lake, ...
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Monroe's Future – Attend an Upcoming Meeting!

Monroe is geographically located in the middle of an amazing infrastructure with interstates, rail lines, and ports. Being ...
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Monroe County Economic Update 2017

Monroe Bank & Trust will be hosting the 17th Annual Economic Update Program on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. ...
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J.R. Whiting Plant Acquired

We are excited that Forsite Development has been selected to demolish and redevelop the J.R. Whiting facility in ...
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The Monroe County BDC supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI has been invaluable in protecting ...
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An Event Opportunity

Rising consumer spending power and an enthusiasm for online shopping are some of the reasons to tap into ...
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Breathing New Life Into Brownfields

The Detroiter featured an article on the brownfield legislation which will offer a much needed boost to redevelopment ...
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Innovation & Entreprenuership Center – Roundtable Discussion

The roundtable discussion is free and open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. on ...
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Plans for our Community College

Dr. Kojo Quartey is the fifth president of MCCC and will be completing his fourth year in office this ...
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In observance of the holiday

  In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closed on Friday, April 14. We will reopen on Monday, ...
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Manufacturing is Important to Monroe County!

Please find below a letter containing editorial comments related to an article posted in the Monroe News on March ...
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J.R. Whiting Plant – Plan in place for development firm to acquire

Monroe News file photo Consumers Energy J.R. Whiting Generating Plant in Luna Pier The BDC worked with both Consumers ...
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Detroit Fulfillment Initiative "Pitch It" Competition

New Opportunity!  Pure Michigan Business Connect announced that they will be partnering with The Detroit Fulfillment Initiative!  The ...
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Creating new jobs in Michigan should be our #1 priority

This is a jobs issue. We cannot afford to let other states lure away businesses that should be ...
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We celebrate Lonnie Peppler-Moyer

We celebrate the retirement of one of our Board Members this week … Let’s start with a little ...
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Video of Downtown Monroe

Monroe is looking great! This video was released March 1. Credits and thanks to Ethos Birchfield
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Redevelopment of Former La-Z-Boy Site

The former La-Z-Boy building is located on N. Telegraph Road, Monroe News file photo   Redeveloping the former ...
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Toledo Jeep Faces Temporary Layoffs

As FCA has told us over the last several months, they would be moving the Jeep Cherokee in ...
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Introduction of Michigan Thrive Initiative

The Michigan Economic Growth Coalition (MI Thrive) is a group leading Michigan economic development organizations, cities and chambers ...
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Hot 50 in Michigan

Michigan's Hot 50 is a list showing long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and wages for the top jobs anticipated ...
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M-1 Rail & Gordie Howe Bridge on Reported List of Trump Administration Priorities

"The BDC is encouraged to learn that the new administration may be considering the Gordie Howe International Crossing ...
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Soy Bean Feasibility Study – Next Steps

Tim Lake presented a synopsis on the Soy Bean Feasibility Study to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners ...
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Welcome Patriot Group Construction!

We welcome Patriot Group Construction as a new investor to Monroe County BDC! Patriot provides high performance industrial ...
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Happy New Year

Wishing you a safe and prosperous year!
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Season's Greetings

Sending sincere thoughts and wishes for a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. ...
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The Port of Monroe in the News …

The Toledo Blade published a story in Sunday's paper telling the story of The Port of Monroe and ...
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Metro Performance Report for December 2016

Here are stats on Monroe regarding Employment, Hourly Earnings and Rankings. This report is courtesy of Syneva Economics, ...
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Metro Performance Report on Monroe

Here are some stats on Monroe regarding Employment, Hourly Earnings and Rankings. We found the Employment section particularly ...
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Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority Issues RFP

The announcement that the WDBA (Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority) has released its request for proposal to the three consortiums ...
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Veterans Day

Honoring and thanking our Veterans for their service to our country!
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World Mobility Leadership Forum

Article Reprinted from: Business Leaders for Michigan, October 20, 2016 More than 350 global leaders from 12 countries ...
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MCCC 5-Year Millage

Monroe County BDC recognizes that the updated and well-maintained facilities along with the excellent education offered, are important ...
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GAAR Stakeholder Summit – Plan to attend!

The Greater Ann Arbor Region invites interested stakeholders to learn, share, and connect! This event is being held ...
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ITC Holdings Announcement Acquired

ITC Holdings is a long time investor of Monroe County BDC. They were recently acquired by Fortis, Inc. ...
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National Manufacturing Day – October 7, 2016

Today marks National Manufacturing Day, a day when we pause to not only recognize the amazing products that ...
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120-mile Smart highway loop in southeast Michigan moving forward

Infrastructure projects in Michigan are connecting roads to technology. The BDC feels that one of the first and easiest connections ...
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Our September Newsletter!

Check out our latest newsletter by clicking here. Hope you enjoy reading it!
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Celebrating the Holiday!

In honor of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, September 5. We will reopen on ...
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Focus on the Future Event

Click here or on image to learn more about this event and to register!
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Promedica Monroe announces site for new hospital

By Danielle Portteus Monroe News staff reporter ProMedica will build the new Monroe Regional Hospital on the site of ...
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Save the date!

Mark your calendars for our fall business event: BDC's Focus on the Future Thursday, September 29 | 5:00 ...
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Success Story for Monroe County – Met-L-Tec, LLC

Met-L-Tec, LLC is a custom machine builder of complete turnkey systems and a leading maker of industrial masking tools. ...
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New State Game Area Contemplated

The following story appeared in the Monroe Evening News on Thursday August 11. The BDC is supportive of ...
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Skilled Trades Training Fund Informational Session for Employers

Grant funding is available for Monroe County manufacturing companies to help train their employees for in-demand technical skills under Michigan’s ...
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Monroe County, Inc Show – July 2016

The Monroe County, Inc TV show that is hosted by Tracy Oberleiter, Chairperson of the Monroe County EDC ...
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Michigan MEDC Entrepreneurship Programs Study

Read an article that was published in the Detroit Free Press regarding a study commissioned by the MEDC ...
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Our office will be closed …

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day! We will be reopen on ...
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Labor Market Analysis

  Please find below a link to the most recent employment report for the Metro Detroit market. You ...
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Michigan Receives National Silver Award

Congratulations to the State as Michigan has received a Silver Shovel Award for excellence in economic development and ...
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MALL FOR SALE

■ Cafaro Co., the owner of the Mall of Monroe, is looking to unload its only Michigan property, ...
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Dana Expands in Toledo

The BDC congratulates our partners at the Regional Growth Partnership and our neighbors in Toledo on the announcement ...
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Governor Visits Flat Rock High School

The below story was published on May 12 in the New-Herald and written by Matt Thompson, It provides evidence ...
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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for East Main Development Scheduled

The BDC is excited to learn the East Main Development in downtown Milan will soon be ready for occupancy! ...
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Infographic: How Advanced Manufacturing Is Transforming Jobs

Great Infographic from GE Reports Staff as published in Manufacture.net, showing the demand and wages of jobs in advanced manufacturing. ...
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Press Release on BDC Annual Investors' Meeting

PRESS RELEASE MONROE, March 17, 2016:  Over 50 people attended last evening's Monroe County BDC’s Annual Investors' Meeting ...
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Our office will be closed …

In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closed on Friday, March 25. We will reopen on Monday, ...
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Monroe County ISD Technology Millage

Over the past several months, the Monroe County BDC has been working with the Monroe County Intermediate School ...
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MI [hidden] Talent Tour Coming to Monroe

Spreading the word ... a state-wide tour to inspire Michigan companies to hire workers with disabilities is coming to ...
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Updated Streamlining Guide

The County of Monroe's Economic Development Corporation, a partner program to the BDC, has just released its updated ...
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Government Contracting 101 – Learn the possibilities!

This event was cancelled due to snow emergency. It is in the process of being reschedule. Please continue to ...
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Partnering for Prosperity: Economic Development Strategy for SE Michigan

Public input is requested for: For immediate release or post as appropriate: January 27, 2016 Contact: SEMCOG Information ...
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Working Together with Our Partners

The BDC is working in collaboration with Region 9 on a study to develop strategies for addressing workforce and ...
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Monroe County Companies and Employees Benefit from Skilled Trades Training Fund

Four Monroe County manufacturing companies will receive $101,246 in grant funding to train their employees for in-demand technical ...
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Substation to lessen effect of Whiting shutdown

The BDC has been working with both Consumers Energy and the Community Engagement Team as the JR Whiting ...
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CTE Expo – January 7, 2016

Students, Parents and Job Providers, join us on January 7, 2016 at the inaugural Career Technical Education Expo. ...
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Michigan & Ohio Working Together for Economic Growth

By:  Danielle Portteus Monroe News Michigan and Ohio need to rely on each other to grow the region. That ...
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Monroe County provides work force that is stable, skilled, survey shows

Monroe News file photo Workers weld sections of rolled steel together at Ventower in Monroe. The company manufactures ...
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Nasa Kicks Off Partnership With Bedford High

  From left, Bedford High School junior Austin Noble and senior Joseph Staszek inspect a metal locker box ...
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Plan aims to elevate Port of Monroe as premier commercial harbor on Great Lakes

MSF funds finance expanded, improved cargo transportation LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s gateway port to Lake Erie and St. ...
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Outlet Mall Acquired

BY DANIELLE PORTTEUS dportteus@monroenews.com The Monroe Factory Shops, formerly Horizon Outlet Center located at 14750 LaPlaisance Rd., was ...
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Gerdau Unveils Upgrades that Boost Monroe Mill Production

  BY DANIELLE PORTTEUS dportteus@monroenews.com Gerdau Special Steel North America unveiled its $ 155.6 million upgrade to the ...
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Monroe County Economic Development Public Meeting

  Date:   Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time:   9:00 to 11:00 AM Location:   Monroe Community College 1555 ...
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Happy Labor Day!

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, our office will be closed. We will reopen on ...
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Did you see the show? If not, watch it here!

On August 27, the Monroe County EDC with the assistance of the Monroe County Convention & Tourism Bureau ...
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I-75 Corridor Study RFP

The County of Monroe in cooperation with the Monroe County Business Development Corporation is seeking Request for Proposals ...
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SBDC "Getting to Yes" Opportunity

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office is seeking small business owners for its Getting to Yes ...
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Monroe County Business Development Corporation and Partners are Awarded Strategic Growth Initiative Grant for Feasibility Study in Southeast Michigan

On June 16, Monroe County Business Development Corporation was awarded The Strategic Growth Initiative Grant by the Michigan ...
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Former DTE building re-opened, ready for tenants

Reprint from Monroe News - Saturday July 25, 2015 By TRAVIS TROMBLEY / travis@monroenews.com The former DTE Energy ...
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Monroe County officials network on economic growth ideas  

As of Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:48 a.m. BY TRAVIS TROMBLEY / travis@monroenews.com Roughly 120 elected officials from ...
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Monroe County Labor Supply Survey – Participate!

https://youtu.be/M-HQ9p36jVc Why should you participate in the Monroe County Labor Supply Survey? Watch this video and then click ...
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Our Community and the Labor Supply Survey

We want to make this a community where our young people don't have to leave to find great ...
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Monroe County & Labor Supply Survey

  Don't forget that there is an incentive being offered for those who participate in the Labor Supply ...
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It only takes a few minutes to participate in the Labor Supply Survey

CLICK HERE to participate in the Labor Supply Survey! Thanks for taking a few minutes of your busy day ...
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Take the Labor Supply Survey!

CLICK HERE  to participate in a 5 minute confidential survey. This important survey will measure the labor work pool in ...
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La-Z-Boy Ribbon Cutting – new world headquarters

Monroe News photo by Ed Keller By Danielle Portteus Monroe News The new world headquarters for La-Z-Boy Incorporated ...
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Our office will be closed …

... in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, at ...
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City approves Neighborhood Zones Program

By Ray Kisonas Monroe News Years of discussing the idea of dividing the City of Monroe into zones ...
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VRC Protx Relocates to Monroe

By Alex Alusheff Monroe News A company serving the energy and oil and gas industries in the area ...
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Port of Monroe Mention in Great Lakes Seaway Review

Mayor Robert Clark sent this article our way which mentions Port of Monroe having a record-setting 2014. The ...
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Monroe County, Inc.

The Monroe County, Inc Show is pleased to present its 11th production. Join show host Tracy Oberleiter  along ...
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Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins to open in Monroe

We are so excited to hear the news! Monroe County BDC assisted the client in the initial search ...
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Automation Alley Trade Mission to Mexico Opportunity

This opportunity may be a great investment for companies doing business or hoping to do business with Mexico. Click ...
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Bridge Crossing, I-75 offer potential for local benefits

by Dean Cousino Monroe Evening News Monroe County and local communities need to collaborate and be ready for ...
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Michigan Votes on May 5

On Tuesday, May 5 the citizens of Michigan will be able to head to the polls to vote ...
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Seminar Opportunity for Food/Beverage Manufacturers!

Join MMTC to learn valuable techniques ... Click here to view schedule or register!
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Community workshop planned for alley work

By Danielle Portteus Monday, April 20, 2015 The city is looking to improve the alley between S. Monroe ...
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Michigan 2nd among all states in improved economy

Bulletin from Michigan Economic Development Corporation posted 4/14/2015 Thanks to Bloomberg Business, we now have confirmation that Michigan’s ...
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Michigan's Blue Economy: New Report Details Opportunity for Michigan Economic Growth as Global Freshwater and Freshwater Innovation Center

PRIMA CIVITAS PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Contact: John Austin, 734-474-3110 Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas ...
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Our Office will be closed …

In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closed on Friday, April 3. The staff of Monroe ...
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Monroe County BDC and County Partners Agree to Collaborate on Business Attractions for Southeast Michigan

On March 31, Monroe County Business Development Corporation and other economic development organizations representing Southeast Michigan signed an ...
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Monroe Kroger's $10 million Expansion Project Begins

Kroger located at 850 South Monroe Street, Monroe, MI. - March 24, 2015 (Monroe News Photo/Rob Gorczyca) By ...
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Michigan jobless rate drops to 13-year low

by David N. Goodman Associated Press Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen 0.4 percent to 5.9 percent in the ...
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Expert Home Business Security Tips

While most people choose to separate their personal life from their careers and jobs, there are some who, ...
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Wanted: Ideas on 1-75 Work

Posted by Monroe News March 23, 2015 FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP — A public information meeting will be held Thursday ...
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Enhance your online casino Business with help of different research organizations

There are specific organizations available which have experienced researchers who work together to find different ways for improving ...
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Milan raising money via crowdfunding for Wilson Park pavilion project

Published: Sunday, March 08, 2015 The Milan News-Leader A scale model of the purposed Wilson Park pavilion is ...
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Monroe County Economy Strengthens But Room for Improvement

by Alex Alusheff Bedford Now After Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Arrowood left active duty with the Navy ...
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Monroe gets $5 million grant to buy land for battlefield park

by Alex Alusheff Monroe News Monroe will receive a $5 million grant from the state to acquire and ...
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Townships Passing Ordinances On Truck Routes To Help Streets

By Dean Cousino Bedford Now Summerfield and Whiteford townships are the first in Monroe County to pass ordinances ...
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Tower-building firm moving into Diamond Electric plant

By Ray Kisonas Reprinted from Monroe News A company that specializes in the construction and maintenance of towers ...
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Pure Michigan Ag Summit Deadline Approaching

by MDARD Reprinted from Michigan Farm News ... Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Michigan Department of ...
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Monroe Alley may become Pedestrian Walkway

by Danielle Portteus Monroe News The City of Monroe is one of seven Michigan cities selected to receive ...
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Simple Ways to Raise Funds for Starting a New Business

Being an entrepreneur is not as easy as many people think. Entrepreneurs don’t sit on their hands all ...
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USA Today article wrong about Monroe

By Ray Kisonas Monroe News As of Monday, February 9, 2015, 08:17 p.m. Screenshot of USAToday.com article published ...
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Portion of Natural-Gas Pipeline could run through Milan Township

■ The proposed pipeline would connect the Texas Eastern Transmission system to DTE Energy gas lines near Detroit. ...
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Port of Monroe Photos

PORT FROM ABOVE — Photos courtesy of the PORT OF MONROE reprinted from Monroe News The barge Huron ...
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Mall of Monroe, Customers will miss Target

By Alex Alusheff Monroe News Photo by DANA STIEFEL, Customers leaving the Monroe Target store Target Target might ...
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Milan Chosen for Downtown Revitalization Program

BY DEAN COUSINO dean@monroenews.com The City of Milan’s downtown could be getting a shot in the arm soon. ...
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Former Luna Pier School Could Become Assisted Living Center

Former Luna Pier School could become Assisted Living Center BY DANIELLE PORTTEUS dportteus@monroenews.com A spot that once was ...
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Andersons’ Venture Capital Arm Ready to Boost Start-Ups

BY JON CHAVEZ TOLEDO BLADE BUSINESS WRITER The Andersons' Inc. has launched a venture capital fund to help ...
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Happy Birthday Michigan

 178 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG    
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Monroe, Inc

Enjoy the latest edition of Monroe County, Inc hosted by Tracy Oberleiter. This months show features included: Economic ...
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Tim Hortons to open in Dundee

Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY Tim Hortons opening off Cabela Blvd. in Dundee. By Alex Alusheff As ...
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Monroe County jobless rate hits 12-year low

Construction work continues on the Bell Estates Apartments in Dundee. Work on the next wave of construction had ...
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Michigan Jobless Rate @ 5.7 – Monroe County @ 4.5

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 03:17 p.m. LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state says Michigan's seasonally ...
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Automakers end 2014 strongly, pushing some brands to records

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As of Monday, January 5, 2015, 09:17 a.m. DETROIT (AP) - Holiday sales, cheap ...
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Crafts 2000 to remain open

      Monroe News Photo by TOM HAWLEY By Alex Alusheff Friday, January 2, 2015, 06:00 a.m. Crafts ...
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BDC Wishes You and Your Family a Happy Holiday Season

  HAPPY HOLIDAYS  TO ALL  The BDC will be closed on December 24th & 25th and December 31st ...
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Local stores, museums offer presents with that hometown touch

Local stores, museums offer presents with that hometown touch Gift givers and recipients might appreciate presents with a ...
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Common goal: revitalizing downtown Monroe

Monroe St. downtown Monroe, MI (Monroe News photo by Rob Gorczyca) By Danielle Portteus As of Wednesday, December ...
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FEDCO Expansion Completed

FEDCO completed its fifth expansion in September. The $5 million expansion added 72,000 square feet to add new ...
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Target Scheduled to Close In January

Target of Monroe located at the Mall of Monroe - 2121 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI. (Monroe News ...
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Monroe Power Plant reaches Milestone

Photo Courtesy of Robert Fox ---- Aerial photo of DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant taken Sept. 10, 2010. ...
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SBA Approves Disaster Loans

The SBA has approved over $45 million in disaster loans for Michigan residents and businesses affected by the ...
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Darling Farms Recognized

State fetes Darling farm, others for being green ■ The Darling farm is one of more than 2,500 ...
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Agritourism in Monroe County

Story reprinted from Monroe Evening News By Alex Alusheff                   ...
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Monroe County, Inc

Our featured guests this month included John Bicking, Pharmacist representing Hometown Pharmacy with their new store opening soon ...
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Snyder tours future La-Z-Boy headquarters

Reprint from Monroe Evening News By Danielle Portteus “This is beautiful,” Gov. Rick Snyder remarked while standing inside ...
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Office spaces to be added downtown Monroe

Reprint from Monroe Evening News By Alex Alusheff New office spaces will be added downtown by the end ...
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Sunrise Window's Expansion

BY CAITLIN VANOVERBERGHE Sunrise Windows in Bedford Township is adding 100 jobs to its work force as it ...
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Exit 11 Rebirth

Rezoning could turn mall into industrial area -Monroe News photo by TOM HAWLEY Horizon Outlet By Alex Alusheff ...
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Toledo Jeep Production

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As of Monday, October 13, 2014, 06:40 p.m. TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor ...
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Monroe County Leads Michigan in GDP Growth for 2013

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2014 Business Summit

If you have not done so already please contact the Chamber to register for the 2014 Business Summit.
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Monroe County, Inc September TV Show

Monroe County, Inc September show features Julie Montri, director of the Monroe County Michigan Works office and Gary ...
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Nine Economic Development Projects to Bring 3,900 Jobs to Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring ...
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Monroe Envrionmental Makes Prosperous Comeback

Article originally published by Alex Alusheff, The Monroe News on July 17, 2014 When automotive giants such as ...
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Michigan Personal Property Tax: What Is It?

Are you familiar with Proposal 1 which will be on the primary ballot August 5th? Unless you are ...
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La-Z-Boy Monroe Headquarters Taking Shape

Once completed, the new world head­quarters for La-Z-Boy Incorporated will be unlike any other in Monroe County. “This ...
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Southeastern Michigan Chosen by Obama Administration for Manufacturing Stimulus Program

(Original article posted on 5/28/14 by Michael Wayland at MLive) DETROIT, MI- The Obama administration today announced Southeastern ...
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Mercy Memorial Hospital System Hosts Public Open House for New Rehabilitation Center

You're Invited! - Rehab Open House Scheduled for May 31, 2014 (originally published 5/6/14 on www.mercymemorial.org) May 6, ...
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MCCC to Host 1st Annual Business Idea Pitch Competition

Monroe County Community College is soliciting proposals from aspiring area entrepreneurs for a business idea pitch competition. The ...
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The Monroe Municipal Building Authority Seeking Proposals for “United Furniture Building”

The Monroe Municipal Building Authority is soliciting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of  the “United Furniture Building,” ...
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Jaytec to add 50 new jobs in Milan

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Forum on Monroe Street Construction

A forum will be held to discuss the upcoming construction/ repaving of M-125 on March 20 at City ...
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MCBDC and Bedford Township Work Towards the Future

We are very happy to be working with Bedford Township and look forward to the opportunities ahead!   ...
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Morning Owl Coffeehouse to Open in Downtown Milan

Good to see Milan will have its downtown cup of joe back.  Have a look at The Milan ...
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La-Z-Boy to Sell Bauhaus

Read the AP story via The Detroit News:   http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140215/BIZ/302150041/0/BIZ/La-Z-Boy-signs-agreement-sell-Bauhaus-USA
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Name Changes Coming for Some Local Hardware Stores

Courtesy of the Monroe News: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/feb/06/aco-ace-merge-aco-name-change/
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Michigan Business

An interesting look at Michigan's bounce back since 2008 from guest author Matt Friedman at MLIVE: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/02/matt_friedman_hows_business_in.html
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Good News and a New Name for Chrysler

Over the past few days some great news came out about Chrysler.  Check out the article by Mike ...
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Auto Show Attendance Highest Since '03, Signs of a Healthy Industry

This year's NAIAS saw great crowds and great autos.  Good news for auto manufacturers, suppliers and all of ...
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Monroe Business Lockout Emergency Tips

Do you remember when Fred Flintstone used to get locked out of the house by his wife at ...
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Team SBA Financing Roundtable

November 15, 2013 TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable - Livonia Small Business Administration (SBA) sent this bulletin at 11/07/2013 ...
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Global Trade Days Slated for October

Are you interested in taking your business international?  Now is your chance to meet with global business experts ...
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Top Tips for Business Growth

If you’re looking to grow your business it can be tricky to know how exactly to go about ...
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2013 Michigan Automotive Summit to be Held on September 25th

Attention to all those who take part in the automotive business, this is a great event to attend! ...
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MCCC to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Career Technology Center

To celebrate the opening of a new building, Monroe County Community College will be holding a ribbon cutting ...
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SBA to Hold Roundtable for Small Business Owners

Looking to take your small business to it's highest potential?  Attend the upcoming roundtable for small business owners ...
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Mercy Memorial Hospital System Launches Medical Center

It’s a blend of healing and learning that might provide better access to basic health care for thousands ...
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Monroe City Councilman Christopher Bica Resigns

Monroe City Council will now be looking to fill a vacancy after councilman Christopher Bica announced his resignation. ...
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FEDCO Officially Begins Construction on $5 Million Expansion

Eager to take their organization's Monroe plant to the next level, Fluid Equipment Development Co. (FEDCO) officials and ...
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Groundbreaking Set for New La-Z-Boy Headquarters

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is set to start construction on it's new headquarters with a ceremonial ground breaking on June ...
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WATER HELPS FEDCO BOOM

Partly due to the world’s thirst for fresh water, Fluid Equipment Development Co. ( FEDCO) has started work ...
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MDOT to Hold Public Meeting On M-125 Resurfacing

The Michigan Depart­ment of Transportation will host an open house- style public meeting on Wednesday in Mon­roe to ...
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The odds of winning the lottery when playing a big game with huge jackpots are extremely small. No ...
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MDARD to Hold Regional Meetings on The Food and Agriculture Strategic Growth Initiative

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) would like to take this time to make you ...
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Opportunity Alert from the Monroe County Business Development Corporation

Timken will be in Detroit on June 13th.  Timken is HQ’d in Canton, OH. Web:  As is a ...
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Resilient Monroe to Hold Grand Public Gatherings

Resilient Monroe! is an all-new, land use planning and community design project sponsored by the City of Monroe, ...
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Opportunity Alert from Monroe County BDC

The MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect program is seeking Michigan companies that can provide solutions to BAE Systems and ...
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Intuit Looks To Help Make Small Business Wishes Come True

This spring, Intuit is helping small businesses blossom through the Small Business Growing Strong campaign. To date, Intuit ...
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MEDC announces the kick-off of the Redevelopment Ready Communities Program statewide

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathy Fagan MARCH 7, 2013 517-335-4590 fagank@michigan.org MEDC announces the kick-off of ...
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Top advanced tools to improve your business

If you are an individual and you own a small local business, you can have a wide panorama ...
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The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center has helped hundreds of companies in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio compete on the global playing field – and WIN!

The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center has over 25 years of experience helping small manufacturers that have ...
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Entrepreneurs who have managed to save large amounts of money should not have a hard time starting their ...
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Online Money Making Technologies Reviewed

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GOOGLE SMALL BUSINESS CLASSES IN LIVONIA, WATERFORD,   AND CLINTON TOWNSHIP    If you don't have a website ...
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New Resource for Monroe County Businesses!

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Is it legal to gamble in India?

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Grow Your Business The Safe Way: Top Security Systems

The Monroe County Business Development Corporation is working hard at encouraging job growth as well as capital investment ...
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Everything that a State Requires You to Pay – in One Place

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How To Find Fast Locksmiths For Your Monroe Business

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How To Fill In Your Tax Return

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The main goal for all business owners is always the same of ever: attracting more customers and enlarge ...
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Business Growth Tips With Affiliate Marketing

Entrepreneurs and marketers alike know that the risks associated with affiliate marketing are extremely low, while the rewards ...
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While there are millions of people who choose to play the lottery constantly all around the world, the ...
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Communication Tools For Food & Nutrition Businesses

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Clinical Trials And Cloud Technologies: Are They A Safe Match?

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Local Economy & Global Economy

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