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Our Mission
To promote economic development in Benton County
so the county will grow and prosper.

Our Mission
To promote economic development in Benton County so the county will grow and prosper.

Economic Development
We have created a new economic development organization for the entire County, one that taps into the strengths of our business community.
So, why be a part of this effort?
We have found that the most successful economic development efforts around the state bring together businesses and local government in a partnership.
Your participation is appreciated and encouraged.Your participation is appreciated.
Now YOU have the privilege of shaping the economic direction of your county, community, and business by becoming involved in the work of the Benton Economic Partnership.
Newsflash:
The 501(c)(3) has been formed. We are in the membership and fund-raising phase now.
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BEP moves ahead with recruitment for Executive Director... Position Opening

Benton County Business Owner
Taking a new direction toward great prosperity

You create jobs. You add value to our community through the goods and services you provide. You have an entrepreneurial energy that drives you to grow your business. You push for efficiency and a return on your investment. You expect results.

Please take a look through our website and let us know your thoughts and concerns. We'd love to hear from you and have your support.

Now is the time to take ACTION.

Your business is a tremendous asset to Benton County.
New Economic Development Organization
We have joined with other community leaders in Benton County to harness our collective resources, energy and passion to make Benton County an even better place. We have created a new economic development organization for the entire County, one that taps into the strengths of our business community. We need your financial support to sustain this organization. Join us in a partnership with your fellow Benton County businesses, cities, townships and the County to bring this organization to life.
About Us
Serving the entire county.
Why do we need a single organization?
Our answer lies in what this county has to offer. We need to tell our story. We need to market our assets. What’s on our list? Here are just a few: an excellent, skilled workforce; available land in our industrial parks; an efficient transportation network, including the new Rice interchange and four-lane highway connecting Foley and St. Cloud; and local access to higher education institutions, including St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
Board Members
We need to market our assets.
So, why be a part of this effort?
First, a more prosperous Benton County means more business for you. Second, for too long economic development in our county has been fragmented. Benton County, cities, chambers and regional economic development organizations each pursued their own development priorities. We have found that the most successful economic development efforts around the state bring together businesses and local government in a partnership.
Get Involved
A more prosperous Benton County means more business for you.
How much?
Like most businesses, you probably want this question answered right away: How much? Take a look at the attached pledge sheet for our suggested contribution schedule. We think it is fair and reasonable, and offers companies of all sizes an opportunity to be a part of this exciting new organization. Your tax deductible annual contribution entitles you to voting membership in the organization. Voting members are also eligible to serve on the governing board.
Contributions
Tax deductible annual contribution.
  • Benton County Business Owner Your business is a tremendous asset to Benton County.
  • New Economic Development Organization Serving the entire county.
  • Why do we need a single organization? We need to market our assets.
  • So, why be a part of this effort? A more prosperous Benton County means more business for you.
  • How much? Tax deductible annual contribution.
  • Benton County Business Owner
    Your business is a tremendous asset to Benton County.
    You create jobs. You add value to our community through the goods and services you provide. You have an entrepreneurial energy that drives you to grow your business.
  • New Economic Development Organization
    Serving the entire county.

    We have joined with other community leaders in Benton County to harness our collective resources, energy and passion to make Benton County an even better place.
    About Us
  • Why do we need a single organization?
    We need to market our assets.

    Our answer lies in what this county has to offer. We need to tell our story. We need to market our assets. What’s on our list? An excellent, skilled workforce; available land...
    Board Members
  • So, why be a part of this effort?
    A more prosperous Benton County means more business for you.

    First, a more prosperous Benton County means more business for you. Second, for too long economic development in our county has been fragmented.
    Get Involved
  • How much?
    Tax deductible annual contribution.

    Like most businesses, you probably want this question answered right away: How much? Take a look at the Contribution Schedule for our suggested contributions.
    Contributions
Join us on a journey to make Benton County a great place to work, live and build your business. Like JFK would have said; Ask not what your county can do for you, ask what you can do for your county.
John Herges
John Herges Falcon National Bank
Benton County's future has never been brighter. We are poised to grow and prosper well into the 21st Century and beyond. This Economic Development Partnership that is being created will insure that we get there. We need your help! Please join us in the effort!
Montgomery Headley
Montgomery Headley Benton County Administrator
Successful economic development efforts take partnerships. Local governments, non-profits, chambers and businesses pooling their resources, energy, talent and passion to make a community better. Join us today and let’s get to work.

We Need Your Support

We need your financial support to sustain this organization. Join us in a partnership with your fellow Benton County businesses, cities, townships and the County to bring this organization to life and keep it viable over the long-term.