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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Today we pray for the families and remember the victims of September 11, 2001.
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Our office will be closed …

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day! We will be reopen on Tuesday, September 4, at 9:00 am. Have a happy and safe holiday!
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MFG Day 2018 – Report on Importance of Manufacturing

A study by the Manufacturing Institute & Deloitte revealed that more than 8 out of 10 Americans acknowledge the importance of manufacturing but less than a third would encourage their child to pursue a mfg career. Read the report here:  Deloitte Report   Monroe County Manufacturers, participate in MFG Day 2018! Open your doors and open…
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Our New Board Members

We have two new Board Members at the Monroe County BDC! Michael Jewell … Mike was born and raised in Monroe. After graduating, he served in the US Navy. After his discharge, he was employed at a small UAW plant in Ypsilanti and in 1995, accepted an apprenticeship at U.A. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 671…
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Our New Website!

As with all good business decisions, redesigning a website should always start with a strategy. As the lead economic development organization in Monroe County, our primary website objective was to continue to build brand identity, awareness and interest in our county as a place to locate and expand businesses and industries. We wanted to create…
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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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Ground Breaking in Michigan for Gordie Howe Bridge

Yesterday, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the US Port of Entry site for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. This ground breaking celebrated the start of advance work in Michigan, in preparation for full construction to start later this year. Beginning in July 2018, Bridging North America will begin construction at the…
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Consumers Energy’s Path to Cleaner Energy by 2040

Recently, Consumers Energy released a press statement announcing that the company will file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) that will outline the path to  reducing carbon emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2040. The IRP was part of Michigan’s new energy law. The proposed strategy will incorporate…
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MFG Day 2018 – Participate

A recent study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte revealed that more than 8 out of 10 Americans acknowledge the importance of the manufacturing industry but less than one-third of those surveyed would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career due to concerns around job security and stability, weak career paths, and poor pay.…
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Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone: 734-241-8081