Focus On The Future & Unveiling of Community Brand

We held our very first virtual Focus On The Future event the morning of November 12, 2020. It was the biggest attendance we have ever had at our 8th annual fall event bringing in 142 attendees! We thank everyone that was a part of putting on this production and our attendees for taking time out…

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Heidtman Steel Expansion

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Released to Press: June 24, 2020 Contact: Kathleen Achtenberg   Heidtman Steel Products, Inc., founded in 1954 and family-owned, is a provider of innovative steel solutions. The company processes, packages, and distributes flat-rolled steel products across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Today, the company operates nine direct or joint venture facilities…

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Changes Beginning Soon on North Telegraph Road

At a meeting last evening, the City Council awarded a contract to a local Monroe County company, Homrich, to demolish the former La-Z-Boy Headquarters on North Telegraph Road. Their bid came in at more than half of the original estimate, which is good news for everyone! Work will likely begin in early March. Immediately following…

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Nike Site Development Plan was Missed Opportunity

The following article was written by Tim Lake and published in the January 23, 2020, edition of the Monroe News. REPRINTED from Monroe News Monroe Media Group One of the primary pillars of the Monroe County Link Plan is “Preparing for Investment.” The Link Plan identified eight Priority Development Areas (PDA’s), including the Nike Missile site, and…

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Nike Site – Target of $100 Million Development

The following article was written by Tim Lake and published in the January 14, 2020, edition of the Monroe News. REPRINTED from Monroe News Monroe Media Group In this article, we highlight Monroe County as being at the doorstep of new developments that can transform our local economy. Recently, InSite Real Estate proposed a TDL…

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Monroe is Positioned for Economic Growth

The following article was written by Tim Lake and published in the January 2, 2020, edition of the Monroe News. REPRINTED from Monroe News Monroe Media Group In late 2015, a group of Monroe County leaders gathered to consider the effects on Monroe County and the region from a new international crossing between Detroit and…

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The Future of Economic Development in Monroe County

The following article was written by Tim Lake and published in the December 17 edition of the Monroe News. REPRINTED from Monroe News Ray Kisonas Regional Editor   In late 2015, a group of Monroe County leaders gathered to consider the effects on Monroe County and the region from a new international crossing between Detroit…

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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 past month’s highlights. We are excited to share her first report!   The Monroe County Link Plan Team Captains will focus on accomplishing their goals and setting priorities for 2019.   One of the top priorities is…

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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 ProMedica Innovations, have created a $500,000 fund that will assist new and existing companies as they launch innovative products and services. This program was created to provide gap and seed funding assistance for companies.   The application process…

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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! ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, via ProMedica Innovations and the BDC announced the Matching Fund Program yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate their first recipient, Vital Tech Services! Vital Tech Services was established in 2013 and will use the loan to launch…

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