The EDGE is the St. Joseph County member supported and directed economic development organization and which evolved from the former St. Joseph County Economic Development Corporation.
Our private business model will harness the best business minds in the local economy to assist in the growth and support of your existing or new enterprise. Annually, we conduct over 150 consultations with St. Joseph County businesses providing expertise and assistance. In fact, if you are in business in St Joseph County you have likely already engaged with our Southwest Michigan First Staff or know someone who has.
Over the last 5 years our service professionals assisted with over $197 million in business investment in our local economy and the creation of 1,830 new jobs. As our County provided funding phases out and the work through the EDGE becomes privately supported, we cannot back up, slow down or change direction.
We need you, and you need to be a part of this dynamic effort. Member support will assure that our approach is nimble, direct and moves at the speed of business, as it should.
We invite you to participate at any level that you can and ask that you consider a two-year commitment.
We commit financial support to be paid over the next two years, beginning in the fall of 2017 through 2020, to the St. Joseph County EDGE. ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED (except who encouraged you and street 2).
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
- Colin Powell