Monroe County will be a thriving community with a vibrant and diverse economy.
The Monroe County Business Development Corporation works with its strategic partners to attract and retain a diverse range of businesses that create an economic environment of innovation and success.
Our core values
We develop relationships with key strategic partners that create synergy and benefit our businesses and communities.
We roll up our sleeves and immerse ourselves in solving the challenges that face our businesses and communities.
We conduct our duties in an honest, ethical and transparent manner.
We engage in continuous self-improvement to increase our knowledge, skills and qualifications.
We carefully listen to others and treat them with dignity, both internally and externally.
Board of Directors
H. Douglas Chaffin
Board Member of
First Merchants Bank
Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)
Dr. Stephen McNew
Monroe County Intermediate
Founder & COO
Grand Mill Funding Corp.
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital & Regional Acute Care – Michigan for ProMedica
Community Affairs Manager
City of Monroe
Manager, Economic Development
Detroit Edison Company
U.A. Plumbers & Pipefitters
Local Union 671
Manager Community Relations/
Michigan Gas Utilities
Floral City Beverage
Greg moore, Jr.
Commissioner District 9
First Merchants Bank
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Kojo Quartey
Monroe County Community College
Sieb Plumbing & Heating
Regional Circulation Manager
Monroe News / Daily Telegram Adrian
Our office is located on the 2nd floor of the First Merchants Bank building. Parking is available in a lot behind the building located at 28 South Macomb Street. Please use this address for GPS.
Pull into the lot and if there is an attendant, let them know you are visiting the BDC. Give us a call at 734-241-8081 and we will let you in the rear entrance door. You may also walk around to the main bank entrance during banking hours and enter through the bank lobby; just let the Teller know you are here to visit the BDC.
First Merchants Bank has two buildings on the corner of Washington & E. Front streets; we are the older building on the east corner.
Investing in Monroe County
Your investment in us is an investment in your community and Monroe County! Everyone in our county and state benefits from a strong local economy. Your support enables us to accomplish our mission.
Our investors are stakeholders in the development and growth of Monroe County. They are made up of agencies and manufacturing businesses interested in setting the stage for the local economy, improving the business climate, and providing jobs for the next generation.
We understand the obstacles, opportunities and critical issues that face Monroe County. We help identify programs, people and resources, and articulate on our vision.
View our Monroe County BDC_Brochure for more information.
Our investors enjoy connecting with other businesses who share an interest in Monroe County. We provide opportunities for business interactions and networking opportunities.
Regular Annual Benefits
We bring members together for our Annual Investors Meetings once a year and also hold an annual fall event where we bring in a key note speaker that shares pertinent information about hot topics that affect our businesses and community.
You will receive support from our Staff, Board of Directors and Our Investors. Contact us for more information.