Invest Aurora is committed to expanding economic development opportunities in the city of Aurora. While a significant portion of our work is focused on the successful attraction of new businesses, we recognize the importance of serving those who have already invested in our city.
Retention visits allow Invest Aurora to assist Aurora businesses through personal one-on-one conversations where we can put a face to our organization and help connect businesses with community resources.
What is a business retention visit?
Every retention visit is started with a survey developed through our partnership with ComEd and Synchronist. Survey responses are brief and anonymous. Survey information is used to take a snap-shot of Aurora businesses for comparison. How are we doing compared to other communities? How are we doing compared to previous years? Is there an area that needs improvement?
After the survey, we open the meeting up for discussion. It is through these discussions that we’re able to find out more about your challenges and successes.
What helps you?
Knowing who to contact if you have questions. Our team has a broad knowledge of resources in Aurora that are aimed at supporting the business community. We work closely with a wide range of community partners including not-for-profits, chambers of commerce and the city of Aurora. Our goal is your business success and we will work diligently to ensure that.
Business input is critical to Aurora’s success. It is also essential in helping us allocate our resources. Programs such as the Finish Line Grant and the Downtown Rent Subsidy are the direct result of needs expressed in business retention efforts.
What helps us?
Hearing from business owners and local managers like you. We want to know things like: How is the overall business climate? Have you had individual successes? Have you encountered any issues? Are there significant barriers to growth? Have you utilized local resources? What are the major market or legal changes affecting your business?
Schedule a visit.
If you are a business owner or general manager in Aurora, we want to hear from you! We recognize your time is best spent on your business. Our schedule is flexible and we’ll come to you. Please fill out the contact form below if you would like to request a retention visit.