Growth Dimensions Names New Executive Director
26 Sep 2014
Growth Dimensions Economic Development for Belvidere-Boone County
Names Jarid Funderburg as New Executive Director
Growth Dimensions Board Chairman Dick Van Evera announced the hiring of Jarid Funderburg of Belvidere, Illinois as the new Executive Director of Growth Dimensions, the Belvidere-Boone County economic development organization charged with helping employers retain and create quality jobs. He will begin at Growth Dimensions on October 1st. Most recently Funderburg was the field representative for Congressman Adam Kinzinger.
Funderburg is a Boone County native who was born and raised in Belvidere. He brings with him an extensive network and familiarity with Belvidere-Boone County along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Organizational Communications. As a field representative for Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Funderburg has built and fosters a network of strong relationships with regional leaders in economic development, manufacturing, healthcare, education, agriculture and the service industry. He has participated in high level meetings with elected officials and executives giving him a thorough knowledge of the current economic challenges communities and businesses face. He also has experience with the state and federal grant search and application process. Funderburg has extensive management experience with construction and manufacturing as well. His career and education background give him a very well rounded understanding and approach to excel in the position as Executive Director.
“Jarid Funderburg is a great fit for our county and its economic development efforts. We have seen him in action representing the constituents of the 16th District of Illinois. He brings with him a well-developed network and a fresh vision for economic development in Belvidere-Boone County,” said Van Evera. “Beyond his network, he has the skills to do the job. He is strategic and will efficiently guide our economic development efforts; he is naturally collaborative and will work well with our many public and private sector partners; he has the energy to handle the demand of the assignment; and finally he has a passion for the city, county, and region that will drive performance,” Van Evera added.
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ABOUT GROWTH DIMENSIONS
Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions provides a progressive and cooperative environment which improves the quality of life by fostering economic opportunity and personal growth. With economic development partners throughout Belvidere-Boone County, Growth Dimensions is advancing a coordinated economic development strategy to create jobs, promote community assets and stimulate capital investment through business retention and attraction efforts.