Will County CED
CED News Updates
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.
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 representing 18 Will County units of government attended and received a comprehensive look at incentives and programs available through our economic development partners who provided critical information necessary to driving projects forward in Will County.
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.
Job growth in Will County is approaching all-time highs through the end of 2021, according to a recent report. John Greuling, the president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, delivered an annual report last week recapping the state of the county’s economy.
Joliet has one of the largest inland ports in the nation. Center Point Intermodal Center (CIC) – Joliet/Elwood is the largest master-planned inland port in North America.
I’m quite proud to represent CenterPoint Properties as a Will County Center for Economic Development Board member. CenterPoint has a long history with the CED and greatly appreciates its work to help businesses connect, collaborate and flourish.
Against 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 make a change that would set the region on a new economic path.
The Annual Report to Investors will be held on Friday, December 3rd at the Bolingbrook Golf Club
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.
What has happened to the Will County economy since then is nothing short of amazing. While the CED has been the catalyst for helping thousands of companies expand and locate in the County creating tens of thousands of jobs, the public-private partnership between business, labor, and government has been the secret sauce to our success.
John Greuling, CED President & CEO recently spoke with Tom Shaw at Shaw Media about the strengths of Will County communities and the quality of leadership found here especially during the past few months.
Our President & CEO, John Greuling recently appeared on WJOL and shared his perspective: Will County and our economy, as resilient as it has been for the last twenty-plus years – even through the Great Recession – is entering a challenging period.