Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Public Economic
Development & Growth
Within 500 miles of Beloit: Beloit, WI
- 31 percent of the nation’s population
- 30 percent of all U.S. business operations
- 30 percent of the nation’s manufacturing companies
- 38 percent of all U.S. manufacturing volume
- 50 percent of the nation’s top twenty metro manufacturing centers
Businesses can benefit from Greater Beloit’s strategic location. Our geographical location on the Illinois-Wisconsin border, midway between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, puts us in the center of the U.S.A.’s biggest market-the Midwest. Speedy access to these markets is provided by the area’s diversified transportation systems. Interstate Highways 39, 90, and 43 link the area with other Wisconsin and Illinois communities, as well as the rest of the nation.
We are in close proximity to 2 major cities; Chicago and Milwaukee, both within a 2 hour drive. Greater Beloit can offer ease of access to markets and suppliers. This is a highly significant factor in terms of freight costs and the increased emphasis on “Just-In-Time” production. With it’s strategic location and access to markets, Greater Beloit continually plays a big role in Wisconsin public economic development. In short, Greater Beloit can offer you and your firm the right location to expand or establish a business.
ONE-STOP EMPLOYMENT & INFORMATION PORTAL LAUNCHED
Rock County 5.0 announced the release of JobsInRockCounty.com
, which will serve as the area’s one-stop employment and information portal, at the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner. This JobsInRockCounty.com
project is anchored in feedback gleaned from area employers, who expressed a (collective) desire to have a more comprehensive, single-source, online tool that can be used to augment their talent recruitment and retention efforts.….»Read More
YMCA IRONWORKS BRANCH DEDICATION & RIBBON CUTTING Construction is underway for the new Downtown Y and we are excited about the countless opportunities the new building will bring to our community. Member, Staff and Board Fundraising efforts are underway and help is needed to ensure this project is a success. For more information and to stay informed on the construction of the new branch, please click here.
WISCONSIN FAST FORWARD (WFF)The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) – Office of Skills Development (OSD) will be releasing Grant Program Announcements (GPAs) under Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) initiative for both Small Business Occupations and Construction Trades and Related Occupations.Wisconsin employers and workforce partners are encouraged to start preparing innovative and collaborative customized training grant applications. Grantees may be awarded up to $400,000 to upskill construction trades and related occupations and up to $50,000 to upskill workers in small business settings.Application details follow:Worker Training Grants for:
– Small Business Occupations
– Construction Trades and Related OccupationsGrant Applications Open: June 09, 2017
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.To learn more about WFF-funded worker training projects, please review grant award summaries.