The Sterling Small Business and Technology Center has been a perfect place for our business to grow because of the business-friendly environment and the ideal location that keeps us connected to our customers and our community.

Julie Scribner and Michelle Neubauer

Creative Cuisine Catering

Housing our business at The Sterling Small Business and Technology Center allows us to take advantage of all the benefits of a great location without the high costs of rent that usually accompany it.

Bruce & Linda Webb

The Monogram Shoppe

Doing business at The Sterling Small Business and Technology Center is great for myself and my multiple businesses because it gives me the freedom and flexibility that I need to conduct business in the way that fits my busy schedule.

Ken Duncan

Sauk Valley Signs and Champion Show Supply

Our Mission

The Greater Sterling Development Corporation was created to coordinate and streamline economic development efforts in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, and the surrounding areas. Our efforts help to:

Create success for the companies doing business in our community

Enrich and strengthen our community

Create employment opportunities for area residents

Our Vision

Join the Greater Sterling Development Corporation as we work to build strong public/private partnerships, create opportunities for educational excellence, support growth across a variety of industries, and sustain a high quality of life for all members of our community.

Our Staff

Heather Sotelo

Executive Director

Krista Morthland

Business Manager