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We see this city how it can be, and know that it is up to us to make those changes. Are you ready to participate in something bigger than yourself?
Granite City has recently created an economic development council that is weighing in on certain agendas to grow our city. Our group has been invited to attend these meetings and weigh in on developments and ideas. We will Cultivate a culture that makes Granite a hub of commerce and utilizes it’s resources to build the future we’ve always dreamed.
We are a non profit networking group, that means any dues go directly to assisting you grow your business! We meet weekly and allow for business owners to express business and community concerns with a plan of action as well as give them a platform to advertise what their business needs to thrive. Partnering once a month with People in Business, gives us access to speakers on an array of topics that can help your business reach new heights, as well as discounted business services. Anyone can join at the monthly People in Business meetings, however a core group of selected members, representing each industry, can be part of the core weekly group, following the below criteria:
Attend 3 meetings per month (1 can be attended by an appointed substitute)
Be the first eligible applicant in your industry to apply, pay initial registration, and pass a limited background check
Have a positive attitude about growing business and your community
Granite City is a diverse city with rich resources and several geographic strengths that make it the ideal location for business development. Several entities have been formed to help facilitate this:
City Economic Development Department
Community Events Staged Through the Park District
The CEO Program
The Chamber of Commerce
Rotary, Elk’s Lodge, Optimists Club, and several other networking organizations
Unfortunately, with all the good intentions, many of these groups were never aware of each other’s activities - Until Now!
The Granite City Business Foundry is a networking group that communicates regularly with groups throughout the city and the business community to truly create a network of resources to help our city’s economy grow and develop the business community!