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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Gov. Whitmer Announces 195 New Jobs in Dundee at Automotive Electronics Manufacturer EOI Pioneer 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathleen Achtenberg, achtenbergk@michigan.org     Gov. Whitmer Announces 195 New Jobs in Dundee at Automotive Electronics Manufacturer EOI Pioneer     $14 million investment to establish facility, new manufacturing operationsto allow the company to grow its global automotive business  Project is company’s first North American automotive operations;underscores Michigan’s leadership in automotive manufacturing       LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined a group of business, state, and local officials today to celebrate the expansion of EOI Pioneer’s operations in…

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Welcome New Board Member

We welcome Daniel Mussap, Gerdau’s Vice President and General Manager, to our Board of Directors! Daniel brings a lot of experience to BDC’s Board with his strong management systems, technical and engineering background. Gerdau is known for being one of the largest employers in Monroe County with approximately 400 hourly and 140 salaried employees. They…

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Randy Oostra, Keynote Speaker at Focus On The Future

We were fortunate to have Dr. Randy Oostra, President & CEO of ProMedica Health Systems, as our keynote speaker at this year’s Focus On The Future event held November 3, 2021. And, we are thankful that he is willing to share his presentation with our viewers.    

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Apply for Going PRO Talent Fund Grant

Once again the State of Michigan is awarding Going PRO Talent Fund grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retraining current and newly hired employees. The fund provides reimbursement grants of up to $1,500 per employee or $3,000 per apprentice to offset training costs. Monroe County Community College has prepared special individual pricing for popular…

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Opening the Doors

On Wednesday, September 22, we opened the doors for a very successful Open House at 9 Washington Street! Four Monroe County non-profit organizations are housed under one roof in a historic building owned and operated by First Merchants Bank: Child Care Network, Community Foundation of Monroe County, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the Monroe…

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Monroe County Nonprofits Unite Under One Roof

A historic office building in downtown Monroe is becoming a new home to several community, nonprofit organizations. Although we are moved in, we are only in the beginning stages of improvements and ideas to build out this shared office environment. “We are excited to partner together in this space” said Tim Lake, President and CEO…

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Building & Upskilling Monroe County Talent

It is no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for companies to combat talent shortages. Shortages are evident in highly technical positions in the fields of operations, logistics and manufacturing as well as countless unfilled roles that emphasize communication such as customer service, office administration, and marketing. Fortunately, there are a…

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Guiding Entrepreneurship in Monroe County

Monroe County is a community that was built on the backs of entrepreneurship. Starting and growing businesses is something to be celebrated but it does not come without a fair share of long days/nights logging hours to turn dreams into reality. In Monroe County, we do not want to see residents go elsewhere to start…

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