The organization has been formed. We are in the membership and fund-raising phase now.
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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.
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.
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.
A more prosperous Benton County means more business for you.
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 annual contribution entitles you to voting membership in the organization. Voting members are also eligible to serve on the governing board.
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!
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.