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    Locate Your Business

    The Monroe County Business Development Corp. has been helping industries and business capitalize on the opportunities to locate in this dynamic area of Southeast Michigan.

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    Pure Monroe

    When you want a community that offers a small town feel with big city advantages, then Monroe County is your one stop shop.

  • Grow Your Business

    Grow Your Business

    It is the mission of the Monroe County Business Development Corporation (BDC) to create job growth and capital investment in our community.

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    Local Resources

    his business membership organization focuses on providing value for its members, enhancing the business climate in the Monroe County area.

News & Events

Monroe County Economic Update 2017

Monroe County Economic Update 2017

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

Please join in this year and learn about the future vision for the Consumers Energy J.R. Whiting Plant Site by Forsite Development, Inc.…

J.R. Whiting Plant Acquired

J.R. Whiting Plant Acquired


We are excited that Forsite Development has been selected to demolish and redevelop the J.R. Whiting facility in Luna Pier. Monroe County BDC has worked with both Consumers Energy and a community engagement team since the inception of the decommissioning of the plant.

Forsite Development, Inc., based out of Charlotte, NC, is known for their successful track record of repurposing …

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The Monroe County BDC supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

The GLRI has been invaluable in protecting Lake Erie, but is eliminated in the new proposed federal budget. The likely result would be that we lose the battle of toxic algae. Now is not the time to jeopardize past success by cutting the program. Lake Erie is a priceless …

An Event Opportunity

An Event Opportunity

Rising consumer spending power and an enthusiasm for online shopping are some of the reasons to tap into the world’s largest consumer market. China is in the midst of a transformation that presents an opportunity for U.S. entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized businesses, farmers and brand owners.

Gateway 17 is being held at Cobo Hall in Detroit June 20-21. Presented by …

Breathing New Life Into Brownfields

Breathing New Life Into Brownfields

The Detroiter featured an article on the brownfield legislation which will offer a much needed boost to redevelopment in Michigan. The legislation is supported by MI Thrive, a coalition of communities, economic development leaders and chambers of commerce across Michigan.…