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Will County In The News
The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new website, I80will.org, to provide the public with the latest information on the $1.2 billion reconstruction of Interstate 80 through Will County, one of the cornerstone projects of Governor JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.
ComEd has been recognized again for its leading role in supporting economic growth and job creation across northern Illinois, according to new rankings today by Site Selection Magazine, which named ComEd as one of the Top 20 utilities in economic development. Selected from more than 3,300 electric companies across the country, ComEd is among the top 1 percent of all utilities in attracting new businesses, jobs and investments.
Thirty-three elected and appointed officials and municipal staff representing eleven Will County communities and two State of Illinois Representatives came together for a morning of learning on August 23rd at the CED’s Economic Development Training for Elected and Appointed Officials.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the region’s comprehensive planning agency and publishes an annual comprehensive workplan and annual report and collects comprehensive community data to help make northeastern Illinois a stronger, more resilient place to live and do business.
Doug Pryor, President & CEO of the Will County CED recently sat down with Richard Frederickson to discuss a bit of history of the organization and share some current economic development wins and his excitement for the future.
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.
The CED was pleased to nominate this significant Joliet – Will County project for consideration in the 2022 REJournals Illinois Real Estate Awards.
It was a great day attended by many for the the new Central Steel & Wire Company headquarters and operation hub relocating to the Village of University Park from Chicago.
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.
If you’re someone who thinks Illinois gets everything wrong when it comes to business, this column isn’t for you. Actually, maybe it is especially for you. Maybe before you scream “Get me outta this $%^& state!!!” again, you should read what Dan Seals says to out-of-state businesses when he tells them, you should be in Illinois.
Three airports in Will County accounted for more than $140 million in economic impact and supported the creation of almost 800 jobs, according to a recent study.
Will County elected officials including County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, and business leaders including our President & CEO, Doug Pryor, attended Lobby Day in Springfield hosted by the Will County Governmental League.
The Lion Electric Company on Monday gave a tour of its future Joliet factory to state and federal officials who extolled the value of providing government incentives to spur the production of electric school buses and trucks.
Exciting news this morning shared by our state business development partner, Intersect Illinois and published by Site Selection Magazine! Illinois’ ranking improved from #4 in 2020 to #3 in 2021 for corporate expansion and relocation projects
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity nominated Lion Electric for the CiCi Award, in partnership with Intersect Illinois. Lion Electric was chosen from hundreds of nominees for the value both to the community and the economy as a whole.
Doug Pryor shared some of the highlights and successes of Will County over the past year.
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.
Doug Pryor, Vice President of Economic Development with the Will County Center for Economic Development was among the speakers following Governor Pritzker’s update on these critical infrastructure projects.
Lion Electric Reaches Key Milestone With Possession Of Joliet, Illinois Production Facility And Key Management Appointments
The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has taken possession of its upcoming production facility in Joliet, Ill. Tenant improvement work is ongoing and the company will shortly begin the installation of critical equipment and expects the first vehicles to come off the production line in the second half of 2022.
As work continues on the forthcoming Lion Electric Co. factory in Joliet, the company has been inviting local officials out to the location to try out the types of electric vehicles it plans to produce.