Growth Dimensions Celebrates Economic Development Week May 6-10, 2024

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6 May 2024

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Taking place from May 6 - 10, the 2024 Economic Development Week  recognizes and honors the dedicated work of economic developers, along with their contributions to communities around the world. This is a global initiative led by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

"As the local and regional economies evolve, the economic development profession must remain responsive to change. The expertise of dedicated economic development professionals and organizations is vital in cultivating sustainable growth and prosperity," said IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. "This year's Economic Development Week will showcase innovative community leadership driving collaboration and creating opportunities in their communities. I hope our communities and economic developers around the world will join us in celebrating the accomplishments of a profession full of passionate changemakers and community builders."

As the economic development arm of Belvidere and Boone County, Illinois, Growth Dimensions is proud to support economic development within our communities. Further, we know that the real economic development heroes in Boone County are our local businesses, partners and investors. Because of the continuous efforts of these establishments and individuals, the County continues to see significant industrial, retail and commercial growth.

“We see Economic Development Week as a crucial time to recognize the important role our staff plays in supporting economic successes, as well as exceptional organizations and individuals who positively impact life in our County,” noted Growth Dimensions Executive Director, Pamela Lopez-Fettes.

Lopez-Fettes continued, “Collaborative efforts between Growth Dimensions, our investors and partners have contributed to nearly $8 billion in recent and foreseeable local, economic investments, along with job creation estimates in excess of 5,000 good-paying positions in the coming years.”

About Economic Development Week 
The IEDC created Economic Development Week in 2016 to recognize the work that economic development organizations and professionals do in their communities. IEDC celebrates Economic Development Week every year, highlighting the programs, best practices and exceptional individuals that positively impact life in their communities. In just a few years the event has become one of the most widely recognized awareness weeks of its kind validating the, often unheralded, work of the economic development profession. Learn more about Economic Development Week at

About Growth Dimensions
Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions, Inc. 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. For more information visit