Since 2018, Invest Aurora has assisted over 300 existing local businesses stay and grow in the City of Aurora. These growth opportunities are accomplished largely through direct one-on-one consultations with business owners. Additionally, we communicate with them about opportunities to connect with the City of Aurora, as well as connecting them to other resources in the community.
Our goal at Invest Aurora is to attract valuable businesses to the City of Aurora, as well as help our businesses to thrive and grow once they become part of our business community. We provide extensive assistance to new businesses throughout the process of setting up shop. However, we want our businesses to understand that our relationship doesn’t end once their business is up and running. On the contrary, we are here to continuously provide a wealth of resources that help our businesses succeed and encourage growth in Aurora.
Resources for Continued Business Growth
Consultations – The strategic consultants at Invest Aurora are available to offer one-on-one assistance to identify opportunities for growth. Through these personalized meetings, we can discover key elements of a business’s goals and challenges and help develop a growth strategy. This might include a fresh perspective on marketing or advertising tactics, workforce development, sales strategies, or in-depth site selection assistance for expansion projects.
Financial Assistance – Often times, a business’s growth opportunities are limited due to lack of appropriate funding. At Invest Aurora, we are dedicated to helping companies identify incentive programs that maximize their return on investment. From federal assistance and local tax incentives to in-house grant programs, our staff works with businesses and all respective agencies to ensure their projects receive the necessary financial support needed to thrive in Aurora.
Growth Success Story
In February 2019, hearing aid manufacturer Sonova employed almost 500 people at their Aurora facility and 400 more in and around the State of Illinois. Invest Aurora staff met with the company over the course of a year to identify a new building in Aurora to relocate their US headquarters to. Additionally, we successfully helped them qualify for an EDGE agreement with the State of Illinois, which offers special tax incentives to companies that are relocating or expanding their operations in Illinois. We also identified opportunities to begin to solve their “Last Mile” transportation issues, a complex problem that needed a practical solution. Because of Sonova’s commitment to Aurora, and our ability to identify growth opportunities in the City, Sonova is now one of the largest manufacturers in the City employing almost 1,000 at their two locations.
Connect With Invest Aurora for Your Business Needs
Whatever the size of your company, Invest Aurora is invested in your success! We encourage you to reach out to our team and take advantage of the valuable resources we have to offer our business community. Feel free to connect through email at email@example.com or give us a call at 630-256-3160.