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.