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Monroe County long has been viewed as a crossroads for commerce and, for three decades, the Monroe County Business Development Corp. has been helping industries and business capitalize on the opportunities to grow or expand in this dynamic area of Southeast Michigan. In addition to strategic locations served by rail, highway, water and air, the area offers a skilled labor force,an unparalleled work ethic, a superb quality of life, excellent schools,quality housing, a public-private team approach to problem-solving, and a range of incentives to enhance the competitiveness of business and industry.

The Monroe County BDC stands ready to help meet your siting, expansion, or business development needs, and has a track record of success in fostering economic development. Our goal is to be a one-stop shop for economic development assistance and information, including demographics, work force statistics, availability of sites, tax incentives, development, training, and practical advice that will help turn your development, expansion or entrepreneurial dreams into realities.

Being part of Monroe County, Erie Township is poised for economic developmentopportunities with our location on I-75.  Please click below to visit the Monroe County Business Development Corporation (BDC) website for information about what this area has to offer.


Please click the above Developers Streamlining link/logo at the top to access the Monroe County Developer’s Streamlining Guide. We hope you will find this guide a useful tool for any development project you might engage in our community.

New Open Buring Restrictions Minimize

New Trash Burning Restrictions Effective October 16, 2012

By James Ostrowski, Michigan Department ofEnvironmental Quality

On April 19, 2012, Public Act 102 of 2012 was signed into law,prohibiting the open burning of several household trash items that pose adanger to human health and the environment. The law amends the open burningprovisions contained in Section 11522 ofthe Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Public Act 451 of 1994).The changes, which will take effect on October 16, 2012, prohibit open burninghousehold trash that contains: plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood,textiles, electronics, chemicals, or hazardous materials. The law containspenalty provisions, which may be enforced by local units of government, shoulda local ordinance not exist.

While many cities, villages, and townships throughout the state haveordinances that prohibit trash burning, some areas of the state do not.Addressing trash burning complaints in these areas can be a problem for localofficials. The new law provides a new tool that local governments can use toaddress trash burning complaints in these communities.

More information about open burning, including a model ordinance, can befound on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s open burningwebsite: www.michigan.gov/openburning 

Health Risks of Burning Trash

Chemicals from the burning of household trash may include hydrogencyanide, sulfur dioxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, lead,mercury, and dioxin. Exposure to the fine particulate matter, which contains avariety of chemicals, can have acute and chronic health effects, includingcardiovascular and respiratory conditions (e.g., asthma). Many of thesepollutants can persist in the environment, resulting in future exposure to bothpeople and wildlife. People conducting open burning of household trash as theirmain method of disposal will frequently be exposed to these hazardoussubstances, as well as people living in the surrounding area (i.e., neighborswithin several hundred feet). (Reprintedfrom the Michigan Fire Service Connection, October 2012)

Additional Information: (click the following links)

Erie Township Outdoor Burning Ordinance

Michigan Open Burning Guide

Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps Minimize

The Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of medical and non medical volunteers that support public health. We are working on a community project to share Potassium Iodide (KI) information with people living or working within the 10 Mile EPZ of Fermi. We are encouraging them to pick it up for free at their local Meijer or Kroger Pharmacy.

Below is information received from the state, plus a list of participating pharmacies --including the new Flat Rock Meijer. 

Web Fact Sheet

KI Voucher

Pharmacy Locations