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