Becoming a member of the West End Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) at the highest level of membership you are comfortable with is the first positive step you can take to support the efforts being made on your behalf to grow our business community while preserving our historical culture; that being a commercial/industrial hub centered in agriculture, energy production and mining. We understand that we all live here because we love it:
The environment, the activities and mostly, our extended neighborhood that is known as the West End community. We want to invite those like-minded businesses to relocate and build here where they can also enjoy all the benefits of our wonderful area and people. To do this, we must compete on a statewide scale at a minimum and this takes funding to pay the professionals that will recruit and relocate the right businesses to our area.
Also, we have been busy getting our co-working space renovated and operational but are currently waiting on various grants to fund those renovations and upgrades. When we open, we will be able to rent 7 offices, a light industrial area and a commercial kitchen as well as house our professionals. The incubator will provide on-site counseling and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs and existing small businesses that qualify. The rent is on a reduced scale and WEEDC helps you grow your business through consulting, mentoring and providing access to our extensive partnership list.
Your participation is the foundation of our success. In order for our communities to thrive, offering new opportunities to our residents and folks that are ready to come home, a strong membership base along with a highly integrated strategic plan that identifies us as a community is paramount.
Please review the options outlined and choose the highest level of membership you are comfortable with.