Why Invest in the GBEDC?

The mission of the GBEDC is to foster investment and job growth in the economy thereby improving the quality of life, educational attainment, housing availability and prosperity for all in the Greater Beloit Region.

Prosperity for all is a bold goal, but as our north star it reminds us that the diverse population that lives, works and visits our Region are a part of driving our economy. It takes strong partners throughout the region to achieve our mission.

The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) defines economic development as the expansion of capacities that contribute to the advancement of society through the realization of individual, firm and community potential. They state that economic development is measured by a sustained increase in prosperity and quality of life.

We need your investment to provide strong regional leadership.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an investor with the GBEDC. Entity investors should be able to demonstrate that they are an entity in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions or the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State Business Services Department. Your completed application along with your evidence of good standing will be submitted to the GBEDC Executive Committee for review and final approval. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Drew Pennington.

Business, Financial, & Industry Entity Investors1 
Over 300 Employees Globally$5,000
101 to 299 Employees Globally$2,500
100 or Fewer Employees Globally$1,250
Local Governments$1,500
Education K-12 Partners$550
Education Post-Secondary$1,500
Individuals (Non-Entity)$150
Community Partner (Ex-Officio)$150

1The approved 2022 Dues Schedule linking investment levels to varying levels of privileges, including seats on the Board and Committees, is hereby abolished.  All Investors shall be entitled to the privileges and responsibilities outlined in the GBEDC Bylaws.  Annual dues for corporations operating as non-profit or not-for-profit entities shall be capped at $2,500, regardless of the number of employees.  All Entity investors shall be registered in good standing with the Wisconsin DFI and/or Illinois Secretary of State Offices.

Annually, the Board Chair appoints Ex-Officio and Community Partners who provide subject matter expertise related to the goals of the GBEDC.  Those entities invest at $150 annually.  K-12 Education Partners invest at $550 annually.

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