Will County CED
CED News Updates
The CED’s Infrastructure Coalition met recently for a mid-year update on State and regional transportation projects, studies, and plans. This important CED Coalition’s mission and charge is making sure Will County is meeting the infrastructure needs of our businesses and residents.
For the first time since 2019 board members, investors, partners and supporters of the Will County Center for Economic Development came together to network and hear about the successes and growth of Will County over the past year.
Harbor Freight Tools opened its new 1.6 million square foot distribution center located at 3401 Brandon Road in the CenterPoint Intermodal Center with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony.
Jim Roolf, a longtime member of the CED Board of Directors, past Chairman, and Frank Turk Jr. Award recipient, attended his final meeting as a regular member of the Board in May.
Will County Center for Economic Development Awarded $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant by U.S. EPA
The Will County Center for Economic Development is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $400,000 Brownfields Assessment grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Doug Pryor and Will County Speaker, Mimi Cowan, hosted our 14th District Congresswoman Lauren Underwood at the BNSF Logistics Park Chicago Terminal in the CenterPoint Intermodal Center – North America’s Largest Inland Port.
Doug Pryor was Invited by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry to speak to their Leadership School participants in a panel discussion along with Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and City of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.
In the newsWill County Elected Officials Incentives Training Packed with Information This new program was inspired by popular demand from participants at our Annual Elected Officials Economic Development 101 Boot Camp. On February 22nd thirty-five participants...
At the February Board of Directors meeting, longtime President & CEO of the CED, John Greuling was awarded the Frank Turk Business and Community Achievement Award.
John Greuling to Retire, Doug Pryor named President and CEO of Will County Center for Economic Development
After 20 years of inspirational leadership as the President and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, John Greuling has announced his retirement, effective March 6, 2022.
After joining Silver Cross Hospital in 2005, Ruth had the responsibility of working with the Board of Directors to set the organization’s vision and direction as well as oversight for marketing, planning, strategy, government relations, physician relations, and recruitment, employed practices, managed care and select operational areas.
In the newsReport: Will County Sees Near-Record Job Growth In 2021Center for Economic Development head says county’s economy remained resilient through COVID-19 pandemic By Alex Ortiz | Shaw MediaDecember 11, 2021 at 5:15 am CST Job growth in Will County is...
In the newsSupply Chain Crisis Hits HomeTruck driver shortage opens door for local high paying jobs By Rex Robinson | 11/4/2021TheTimesWeekly.com Joliet has one of the largest inland ports in the nation. Center Point Intermodal Center (CIC) - Joliet/Elwood is the...
In the newsHappy 40th Anniversary to Will County Center for Economic DevelopmentBy: Carmine Bottigliero, Vice President of Development, CenterPoint Properties I’m quite proud to represent CenterPoint Properties as a Will County Center for Economic Development Board...
In the newsWill County Center for Economic Development celebrates 40 years of supporting local businessesAgainst a backdrop of a high cost of capital and one of the most severe unemployment rates in the nation, local business leaders stepped forward with a vision to...
In the newsCED Annual Report to Investors 2021The Annual Report to Investors will be held on Friday, December 3rd at the Bolingbrook Golf Club 7:30am registration & breakfast8:00am – 9:15am Program Presented by First Midwest BankProgram Sponsors: Edward Jones,...
CED Board Member, Carmine Bottigliero, Vice President of Development with CenterPoint, a CED Sustaining Investor, recently wrote about CenterPoint’s strong ties to will County and the CED’s work including an update on the Houbolt Road Extension currently under construction off I-80 leading into the CenterPoint Intermodal Center!
From job creation to infrastructure projects and housing, Will County is on top of the heap in Illinois. That’s the message leaders of the Will County Center for Economic Development had at their recent 2021 Eye Opener annual meeting.
The Eye Opener, the CED’s mid-year briefing on key developments, initiatives, and economic indicators in Will County was held virtually with more than 150 participating. The presentation offered insight as to what is ahead for the region-from infrastructure improvements to industries poised for growth.
This year marks the Will County Center for Economic Development’s 40th anniversary. I am proud to serve as board chairwoman through this milestone year and to shine a light on the impact the organization has had on our community.