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Don’t attempt to launch and grow your brand-new business in a vacuum. Tap into the City of Edwardsville’s existing, valuable connections to the people and organizations who can work with you to propel your business to success well before you celebrate your grand opening.

We work daily with partners who can educate you about loans, lines of credit, equity stakes, potential brick and mortar sites, coworking spaces and more. Our time-tested relationships also include a bevy of associations that can get the word out about you and your new business. The city’s partnerships include but are not limited to the following: The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, Madison County, the State of Illinois and others.

Contact the City of Edwardsville’s Economic and Community Development Division today and tap into the fuel – the expertise and resources – you’ll need to ensure you’ll execute a successful launch.