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The Eye Opener, the CED’s mid-year briefing on key developments, initiatives, and economic indicators in Will County
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’s Eye Opener also included a featured guest, Nate Baguio, VP of Sales with The Lion Electric Company discussing their company and their new electric bus and medium-duty truck manufacturing facility coming to Joliet. Nick shared some great insight and praised Will County for its labor force, university systems, and position in the country which brought them to choose Will County and Illinois to help lead the national electric vehicle industry sector.
As the CED celebrates its 40th anniversary, there has perhaps never been more momentum to grow and strengthen the region’s economy.
Thank you to all who attended this annual meeting!
More In The News
CED Announces Recognition of 2023 Economic Development Week
The Will County Center for Economic Development marks the week of May 8 to May 12, 2023, as Economic Development Week 2023. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.
CED President & CEO Re-Appointed to Illinois Enterprise Zone Board
Doug Pryor was originally appointed to serve on the Board in September 2021 and was recently re-appointed to serve through February 2025. Each member of the board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate shall have at least 5 years of experience in business, economic development, or site location.
Greater Chicagoland Region Named Top Metropolitan Area for Corporate Site Selection and Relocation
The Greater Chicagoland Region was named top metropolitan area for corporate site selection and relocation for the 10th consecutive year. County Executive Bertino-Tarrant celebrated the announcement with World Business Chicago at an awards ceremony recognizing companies who have grown or relocated in the Chicagoland Region.