To be competitive globally you have to have an effective logistics channel. We have access to major interstates, we can ship all over the US from here easily.
The quality of life here is really good. We’ve got people that have been with us for 30 plus years, who moved with us when we came from Chicago – they love it out here. We have a lot of guys who were renters their whole life in Chicago and now are first time home owners in Belvidere.
Tom Carlton, Corrugated Metals/IDT
In our industries you’re either growing or you’re disappearing. On our last expansion we went straight to Growth Dimensions and they basically spearheaded the effort for us with the city and the county and really arranged for all the permitting, annexations and everything you need to do to put up the building.
This location for us has an advantage over collar counties in that the property prices are much more reasonable, labor force is much more readily available.
Jere Eyer, Northern Precision Plastics
One of the reasons we really like here and have stayed here is because the cost of living, very affordable housing, great schools, reasonable tax rates and government that works.
George Mutert, Franklin Display Group
We’ve got the interstates, the airport, cultural activities and really the work hard ethic with a value system that goes along with that – makes Boone County what it is.
Blake Thomas, Poplar Grove Airport