The certification will help customers of Zethmayr LLC meet supplier diversity goals set by government procurement requirements. In addition to government agencies, many publicly owned companies set supplier diversity goals to align with national procurement priorities. The WBE certification will make Zethmayr LLC a more valuable partner to all clients that participate in supplier diversity programs.
As part of its real-estate development consulting services, Zethmayr LLC offers:
Site selection services, including stay/build/relocate analysis and recommendations
Financial incentive identification and negotiation for project cost optimization
Construction management, including everything from CM as-agent consulting through at-risk contracting
With a culture of collaboration, Zethmayr LLC looks forward to being a more holistic partner to its current and future clients with the addition of the WBE certification.
On October 6th, Zethmayr hosted the FTZ #176 2nd Annual Meeting to highlight the FTZ as an important tool for economic development.
The event featured a keynote presentation from Bob Hess, a founding member and shareholder of the Site Selector’s Guild and Vice Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Bob highlighted the competitive position of the State of Illinois to attraction foreign direct investment, including strengths, weaknesses and recommendations for improvement.
Compare Programs Offered by State, Federal and Local Agencies As portions of the economy halt due to COVID-19, many agencies within the federal, state and local governments are rushing to offer loans to keep companies afloat.
In the State of Illinois, Chicago, and Rockford areas primary programs available include:
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund (City of Chicago)
COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (Winnebago County)
Check out our 2020 Videocast Series to learn about resources and economic trends impacting facilities planning.
October 2020 – Lisa Waller, Vice President & licensed customs broker with BDG International talks about freight-forwarding and supply chain issues impacting manufacturing in the U.S.
June 2020 – Interview with Harry Moser, Founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Reshoring is a common theme in discussions about the economic impact of COVID-19. What will it look like for companies and economies? Harry Moser, the founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative (reshorenow.org) discusses tools available to capitalize on reshoring opportunities.
May 2020 – Interview with John Phelps, Executive Director of the Rockford Local Development Corporation. As companies navigate small business lending programs to stay afloat through the COVID-19 crisis, John Phelps, Executive Director of Rockford Local Development Corporation is an foundational community resource.
April 2020 – Interview with Dean Harms, Regional Manager for IMEC. In this inaugural videocast, Carrie chats with Dean Harms of IMEC about the future state of the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, and steps companies can take today to be on the leading edge of the economic recovery.