Mission Statement

Business retention, expansion and attraction

Vision Statement

The Portage Economic Development organization (Portage EDC) will provide full service support for the development, growth, success, attraction and innovation of businesses in Portage. We will be recognized as a community leader through partnerships, facilitation technological development / training, regional collaboration and helping to build a skilled workforce. We are the trusted premiere choice for business opportunities, economic development and partnership. We support a quality of life in the Portage community.

Strategic Plan

  • Viable Organization
    • Goal:  To create a well-funded organization with active and engaged partnership that will add value to the economic development of Portage.
      • Strategy:  Through communication and partnership of members in renewing and gaining sponsorships.
      • By seeking quality candidates for board membership.
  • Strong Public / Private Partnership
    • Goal:  To build a strong successful business community that has Portage EDC’s and government’s full support for the identification of business prospects as well as existing businesses in Portage.
      • Strategy:  Through communication and collaboration between Portage EDC, the City, the State and others for seamless fair and consistent business development processes.
  • Resource, Facilitation, and Support for Business
    • Goal:  To provide full service support for new and existing businesses that will assist their success and will create jobs that will contribute to the economic well-being of Portage.
      • Strategy:  Offering assistance with tax incentives, workforce development, networking, training, and collaboration with other agencies.
  • Branding, Marketing and Communication
    • Goal:  To develop a marketing plan that will clearly explain who we are and what we do to enhance to economic development of Portage.

BOARD MEMBERS

Brandie Belstra
Brandie Belstra
Board Treasurer
Tiffany Bley
Tiffany Bley
Board Member
Dan Botich
Dan Botich
Board Member
Colin Highlands
Colin Highlands
Board Member
Lisa Kiger
Lisa Kiger
Board Vice President
James Magera
James Magera
Board Member
Andy Maletta
Andy Maletta
executive director
Mike Micka
Mike Micka
Board Member
Sandy Oliver
Sandy Oliver
Board Member
Amy Parker
Amy Parker
Business Development
Bill Rathjen
Bill Rathjen
Board Member
Aco Sikoski
Aco Sikoski
Board Secretary
Carl Simpson
Carl Simpson
Board Member
Mayor James Snyder
Mayor James Snyder
Board Member
Gregg Sobkowski
Gregg Sobkowski
Board Member
Michael Stephens
Michael Stephens
Board Member
Diane Thalmann
Diane Thalmann
Board President
Lorelei Weimer
Lorelei Weimer
Board Member
Linda Woloshansky
Linda Woloshansky
Board Member