RiverBend Growth Association

5800 Godfrey Road - BGM Godfrey, IL 62035

About Us

The RiverBend Growth Association is the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Organization for the communities of the Riverbend. As a Chamber of Commerce, we actively promote activities between our member businesses. As an Economic Development Organization, we work closely with state, regional, county and local officials to develop new employment opportunities.

The mission of the Growth Association is to provide the leadership required to attract, promote and support new and existing enterprise growth throughout the Riverbend community.

The Growth Association serves the following communities in southwestern Illinois: Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Elsah, Foster Township, Godfrey, Grafton, Hartford, Roxana, South Roxana, Wood River, and Wood River Township.


Meet the Team





Director of Member Services


Office Manager


Research/Publications Manager


Member Communications Representative


Learn more about the team


As a chamber of commerce, we actively promote the recruitment of new members into the organization as well as retaining the current membership. We do this through a variety of benefits such as our communication pieces, networking events, event sponsorships, training opportunities, business to business resources, referrals and more.

Membership with the RBGA entitles you and your business to benefits that will strengthen your position in the community.  Whether you are looking to brand your business through our networking events or utilize our Prescription Drug Card, your membership with the RBGA shows your commitment to the Riverbend community.

For a list of some Chamber Benefits please visit: https://growthassociation.com/Chamber-Member-Benefits/

Economic Development

The Riverbend economy has grown and diversified replacing its historical dependence on manufacturing with a full spectrum of new and expanding businesses in the financial, service, industrial, transportation and tourism trades.  The Riverbend enjoys a relaxed rural environment with close and immediate access to St. Louis and its arts, culture, sports, and education assets.

The RiverBend Growth Association can provide you with information and connections to programs and people within the Riverbend.  Just call us, and we’ll make connections and provide all the information you’ll need to locate here.


  • Database of available sites and building profiles 
  • General, statistical, economic and demographic information on the Riverbend communities, Madison County and the St. Louis region
  • Employer training program information 
  • Enterprise Zone programs 
  • Tax Increment Financing programs 
  • Wage and labor market information 
  • Business financing programs
  • Economic Development Incentives


  • Available/productive labor force 
  • Excellent infrastructure network and access 
  • Pro-Development oriented communities 
  • Competitive utility rates and reliable service 
  • Central location to north-south and east-west markets 
  • Rural/urban environment 
  • Affordable land 
  • Proximity to St. Louis’ amenities 
  • Positive labor/management relations 
  • Excellent quality of life 
  • Educational Assets 
  • Rich history in all communities

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