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, The Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce and membership of local businesses and civic leaders.
It is a public-private partnership supported by the City of Benton, Village of West City, The Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce, the Benton CiDSC_6360vic and Industrial Association and membership of local businesses and civic leaders.
The Benton – West City Chamber Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. All meetings take place at the Chamber Office located in the 1910’s Antique Auto Museum at 211 North Main Street in Benton. All meetings are open to the public.
The City of Benton is also associated with Franklin County Economic Development Corporation.