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The Region

Located in the most southeastern corner of Michigan with the state’s only commercial port on Lake Erie, Monroe County is supported by a diversified economy, serving as home to many industries and a mix of retail, agricultural and commercial businesses.

Established in July, 1817, Monroe County is situated directly between Detroit to the north and Toledo, Ohio to the south, with close proximity to cities like Ann Arbor and Windsor, Ontario.  Nearly 160,000 people reside in the county; the regional population is about 5 million. The lakeshore offers many fishing and boating opportunities and harbors North America’s only International Wildlife Refuge.  

Monroe County is characterized by urban and industrial development along its eastern shoreline, and agriculture in its western sector. It has two coal-fired power plants and one nuclear power plant.  It is home to the world headquarters of La-Z-Boy Inc. and Tenneco Automotive. 

Safety, nationally acclaimed schools and friendly neighbors are some of the reasons people want to raise their families in Monroe County, which is known for its small-town atmosphere with easy access to the metropolitan markets.  It offers a pleasant mix of urban and rural surroundings, and its well-defined transportation system of roads, freeways, airports, rail lines and the port make it ideal for economic development. 

Community Links
Monroe Publishing Company // Monroe Evening News
City of Monroe

Port of Monroe
Monroe County Business Development Corporation

Monroe County Business Development Corporation
County of Monroe

Monroe County Convention and Tourism Bureau
River Raisin National Battlefield Park

River Raisin Heritage Trail
Sterling State Park

River Raisin Centre for the Arts
Monroe County Intermediate School District

Community Foundation of Monroe County
Monroe Family YMCA
Major Employers
Mercy Memorial Hospital System
Monroe Bank and Trust

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
La-Z-Boy (World Headquarters---Monroe, Michigan)

DTE Energy // Fermi 2 // Monroe County
Tenneco Automotive // Monroe Shocks

Gerdau // Special Steel North America // Monroe, Michigan
Ventower // Wind Turbine Towers // Port of Monroe

Fluid Equipment Development Company  (FEDCO)
Barnhart Crane and Rigging (Port of Monroe Facility)