The board of directors and other Benton County representatives are excited about BDG’s involvement in Benton County economic development. Many great things are happening at BDG and the future looks to hold many new projects that will continue to promote the economic strength and growth of Benton County.
Economic Development Director
Emily Upah joined Benton Development Group (BDG) in August of 2014 when she was appointed as Economic Development Director. Her responsibility as director is to be committed to outreach and education of community members, as well as serve as a resource for new and existing businesses.
Emily understands the importance of helping our community businesses and groups achieve and maintain high levels of success because these organizations directly affect the quality of life for Benton County residents. Emily’s roots are in Benton County. She was born and raised in Belle Plaine and currently resides in Keystone. Please never hesitate to reach out to Emily whenever you have questions or would like to become involved in one of our dynamic communities.
Benton Development Group Board of Directors
Benton County Appointees:
Kristina Kremer – President
Marlyn Jorgensen – Vice President
Harry Ruth – Treasurer
Dave Fish – Secretary
Board of Directors:
Melissa Schwan – Vinton Unlimited
Benton County Supervisors: