WEDA's ELITE Prospect Marketing Program is one of the safest and wisest marketing investments Economic Development Professionals can take advantage of. The ELITE Program is the best way to enhance your business attraction marketing efforts. The ELITE Program allows you to invest your resources on following up qualified prospects versus chasing to find unqualified ones. Each Economic Development professional that invests their marketing dollars into WEDA's ELITE Program saves their department an average of $27,500. In fact, each trade show attended saves an Economic Development Professional an average of $8,750. Our ELITE Program is so popular because it is a safe and wise investment with an extremely high R.O.I.
Here is what you will receive by investing in the WEDA ELITE Prospect Marketing Program:
- 12 Months of Project Alerts from our National Marketing Campaign and ability to submit your information to as many as you wish.
- Dedicated Project Manager representing your and your area.
- Ability to attend all National trade Shows WEDA targets and co-exhibit at no charge (Some shows have exceptions and member's may be
responsible for only Badge Fee).
- Your marketing material showcased at all WEDA's Trade Shows (whether you attend in person or not).
- Ability to attend any of our national VIP Networking Events at no charge.
- Show Connect Reports of all projects and contacts identified from each and every trade show.
- Full Micro Site on WEDAnet.com.
- Your Brochure recreated digitally and showcased on your Micro Site.
- Unlimited Real Estate Listings for 12 months on the Property Search Portal on wedanet.com.
- Unlimited press releases and news releases published on your Area Expert Portal Profile.
- Unlimited Videos posted on your Micro Site.
- $2,500 Marketing Voucher to use for additional marketing services such as email campaigns, web site redesigns and technology upgrades,
- An Official Press Release announcing your partnership with WEDA.
- Ability to tap into and network with Corporate Site Location partners.
- Official Member Badge to proudly display on your web site and link to your micro site.
- Detailed Annual R.O.I. Report on your investment with WEDA.
Invest your time in working with projects… not chasing them.
Too many times economic development professionals are presented with the daunting task of trying to find qualified projects that are actively expanding and are willing to consider their area for an expansion. At the end of the day, someone asks, “What did you spend and what did you get?” It is a hard number to pinpoint but with WEDA’s Elite Prospect Generation Program your economic development team will enjoy focusing on working with active projects that are actively looking at expanding their companies within the next 24 months. Focusing your efforts on the actual projects versus the marketing necessary to find them, frees up marketing dollars that can be invested in other areas that may be more important.
Multi-level exposure connects you to the world.
By implementing WEDA’s Elite Prospecting Program you will instantly have access to exposure at trade shows, dynamic links to your site via wedanet.com, national press educating companies about your area and listings of property your area has to offer. You will receive marketing exposure that if you were to do on your own, would cost you well over $25,000 annually.
Information is king.
Each week you will be presented with new opportunities for you to take advantage of through WEDA. You will also be presented new Project Alerts of companies we are engaging with on their expansions. Each Project is 100% guaranteed. There are seven points of critical data that is obtained from each project to allow you the ability to present your area as a viable location for their next site. You will receive information such as number of new employees, desired wages, size requirements, motivating factors, capital investment, company history, industry and what role they play in the final decision.
You will be guaranteed exclusivity for your area. WEDA maintains a maximum number of Area Experts per state or region. Once we obtain that number, you are assured to be one of the exclusive few that will have an opportunity to present your area to the project.