Membership Benefits

Why should you or your business consider membership with the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation? If your customers are in Fostoria, your business should be an active member of FEDC because a prosperous and growing community means more potential customers for you. Whether your business is retail, construction, service, insurance, real estate or another type of commercial enterprise, your business has a direct bottom line interest in supporting the economic growth of the Fostoria area.

If your customers are outside Fostoria, your business should be an active member of FEDC because a prosperous and healthy community will be a better place for your employees to live. A good community is a low cost fringe benefit for all employees. Employees who work where they live will be able to get to work regardless of weather or travel conditions. A stronger community means a higher quality workforce.

Membership Investment Levels

Annual Investments of $ 3,125 or greater qualify for a position on the Board of Trustees

Associate Level – $265 + Annually

(Not For Profits, Individuals, and Sole-Proprietors) – For those wanting to be involved in local economic development efforts

Monthly Newsletter
Invitation to Annual Meeting
Invitation to Holiday Gathering
Non-Voting Member on the Board of Trustees

Contributor Level – $790 + Annually

(Small Local Businesses, Retailers) – For those committed to support local economic development efforts

All benefits of the Associate Level plus:
Recognized in Annual Report
Invitations to Political/Legislative Roundtable Events

Patron – $1,185 + Annually

(Utilities & Professional Services) – For those who want a voice in local economic development decisions

All benefits of the Contributor Level plus:
Receives one complimentary seat at the Annual Meeting
Eligible to be a Voting Member on the Board of Trustees
Recognized in our yearly Success Report

Investor – $2,100 + Annually

(Corporations, Financial Institutions, Warehousing, etc.) – For those interested in helping FEDC accelerate its progress

All benefits of the Patron Level plus:
Receives two complimentary seats at the Annual Meeting
Invited to participate in quarterly Economic Development Updates/Programs

Benefactor – $3,285 + Annually

(Construction, Distribution, Manufacturing, etc.) – For those dedicated to FEDC and wanting to have a local impact

All benefits of the Investor Level plus:
Eligible for a seat on the Executive Board
Company name/logo on FEDC website

Director Level – $5,385 + Annually

(Multiple locations, Regional/National Company) – For those with vision and a desire for Fostoria to reach its full potential

All benefits of the Benefactor Level plus:
Receives one complimentary VIP table at the Annual Meeting
Recognized at the Annual Meeting


In addition, your investment also includes a wealth of benefits to you and your business, including:

• Local Financial Incentives for Improving/Expanding your Business
• Relationships & Networking
• Professional Development
• Advocacy & Policy Influence

Our office provides:

• Regional Data
• Workforce Analysis
• Property Database
• Financial Resources
• Meeting Coordination
• Wage & Salary Data
• Customized Research



Invest in Fostoria’s Economic Future through Membership in the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation

Membership Request Form

The Fostoria Economic Development Corporation is working hard to ensure that membership is one of the soundest business decisions you and your business can make. We look forward to hearing from you! Please complete the following form and submit; we will contact you shortly. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call Renee at 419-435-7789 or visit our office. Thank you!

Business Name

Contact Person


Street Address

Mailing Address


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Type of Business

Number of Full Time Employees

Number of Part Time Employees

Membership Level

In the News

New Fostoria Economic Development Corp. President Named

Via Review Times

FOSTORIA — Renee Smith, grants writer for Fostoria Economic Development Corp. and the city, has been named president of the economic development group, effective Aug. 1.

“Speaking for myself and the board of trustees, we are very excited to have Renee Smith, with her enthusiasm and energy, take over leadership of the organization,” said Chris Iannantuono, board chairman, in a news release.

As community grants writer for two years, Smith has submitted applications which have provided about $2 million for a variety of community projects, according to the release.

Prior to her work in Fostoria, she worked for non-profit organizations in

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Fostoria is move-in ready

Via Review Times


A recent online study identifying the most affordable housing markets in the country placed Fostoria among the top three in the state., an online financial technology company, ranked Fostoria as the second-most affordable place to purchase a home in Ohio.
To complete the study, SmartAsset determined the total cost over five years of four key expenses — closing costs, real estate taxes, homeowner’s insurance and mortgage rates — for the average home in more than 4,000 U.S. cities, and then compared the data to each city’s median household income.
The end result was a system of

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Council investing in economic development

Via Review Times

Fostoria City Council is continuing to show its support for economic development here.
The lawmakers gave a first reading to an ordinance Tuesday to grant an appropriation of $30,000 from the Community Development Fund to Fostoria Economic Development Corporation.
Approval of the ordinance would also allow interest earned from the city’s STAR Ohio account to be expended for the organization.
For the budget year 2014, an additional 75 percent of the interest collected in 2013 from all the loans being paid to the city’s UDAG Revolving Loan Fund would also be authorized to be expended for FEDC, according

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