About Us

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Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions provides a progressive and cooperative environment which improves the quality of life by fostering economic opportunity and personal growth. With economic development partners throughout Belvidere-Boone County, Growth Dimensions is advancing a coordinated economic development strategy to create jobs, promote community assets and stimulate capital investment through business retention and attraction efforts.

Growth Dimensions Staff:



Joana Murati

Business Development Manager


Joana joined Growth Dimensions in October of 2015. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a double degree in Psychology and English. Wither  over 5 years of non-profit experience and now over a year in Economic Development, Joana is working towards becoming a certified Economic Developer through  the Illinois Economic Development Council.

Prior to Growth Dimensions, Joana worked at a private organization for underprivileged youth. Joana was responsible for creating daily newsletters that went out to a community of over 1 million members nationwide. Additionally, she held responsibility of organizing and implementing all school functions and athletic events that included all schools included in the IHSA.

Joana lives in Boone County with her husband and hopes to play a role in creating a better quality life for all of those living in Boone County through regional and collaborative efforts with community leaders, local businesses, and educational institutions.

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