Benton / West City EDC
The Benton-West City Economic Development Corporation was formed in May 1998 as an Illinois Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation. Its mission is to achieve and maintain the best economic health of Benton, West City and Franklin County through the retention, expansion, and attraction of commerce and industry which is conducive to an optimal quality of life for its citizens; to facilitate an economic development structure which realizes various opportunities which affect and plan an integral part in promoting such quality of life.
The BWCEDC is a public-private partnership supported by the City of Benton, Village of West City, The Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce, and membership of local businesses and civic leaders.
Main Goals Of The BWCEDC
1. For the expansion of Giacone Drive to connect to the EDC development along the airport/I57 property, towards Petroff Road.
2. For the approval and financing of the Access Justification Report (AJR) of the interchange
project at Petroff Road, thru IDOT and FHWA.
3. For the development of the EDC and Airport property along the interstate starting with Blue Ridge Lane and the sale of property to Blue Ridge Tractor Co.