All Great Things Never End!

Perspective by Florence Buchanan Customer Experience360 “The Monroe County Link Action Team Kickoff Meeting took place on January 12, 2018, which included Team Captains and their selected Team members. This meeting could not have been more successful! There are 6 Pillars that look at specific actions that are led by captains and their teams. Aaron…

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Newport Entrepreneur’s Designs Protect Our Country

Mid-American Group’s (MAG) President & BDC Board Member Keith Masserant has been studying and contemplating the threat of electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP attacks are a significant threat to our military, our businesses and American citizens. To meet this threat, MAG has expanded its successful CMCE Lightning EMP Device to help prevent EMP attacks from foreign…

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Ford Announces New Plant & Jobs in Monroe County

We have some great news … Ford Motor Company announced yesterday they will be making an investment in Monroe County. They plan on a capital investment of $35 million to build an all-new Ford Customer Service Division packaging facility in Monroe that will create 600 UAW jobs with operations expected to begin in 2024. This…

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Offices Closed May 30 in Remembrance of …

We are the home of the free because of the brave soldiers who serve and those who have lost their lives serving. In remembrance, our office will be closed on Monday, May 30. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:00 am. From all of us at the BDC, we wish you a safe…

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In Economic Development, Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Matt Vanisacker, our Vice President of Business Development, was a guest columnist in the Monroe News. The column he wrote is below. We hope that you take a few minutes to read it if you haven’t done so already!   Copyright 2022 Monroe Media Group 5/24/2022 Matt Vanisacker, Guest Columnist Each year, during the second week…

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MEDC CEO Visits Monroe County

The Monroe County BDC had the pleasure of escorting Quentin Messer Jr., Michigan Economic Development Corp’s (MEDC) CEO, as he visited Monroe County on Friday, May 6. Quentin has been CEO since May of 2021 after migrating North from New Orleans, LA. He was sought out for this position because of his clear passion for…

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In observance … Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday, our office will be closed on Friday, April 15. We will reopen on Monday, April 18, at 9:00 am. The staff of Monroe County BDC wishes you and your family a blessed Easter weekend!  

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Mall of Monroe Anchored Down

We applaud and support the Mall of Monroe and Cafaro for their continuous support of Monroe County by spearheading a campaign to revitalize the property. Company officials have long said they see potential in curating a center that provides businesses not traditionally found in a mall. We are looking forward to watching the excitement and…

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Final Stages Begin on Gordie Howe Bridge

The bridge that connects Detroit and Windsor entered its final stage of construction this month. Once completed, the bridge’s main span will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America at .53 miles and will feature 6 traffic lanes on its 12-foot wide multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists. The Detroit Free Press published an…

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Afflicted Business Relief Program

Governor Whitmer Announces Additional $400 Million to Support Businesses, Retain or Create Jobs, and Boost Michigan’s Economy The Afflicted Business Relief (ABR) grant program is a program by the State of Michigan to distribute up to $409 Million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to be awarded through grants for those who have suffered financial hardship from Covid-19. The program…

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