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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!
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The new Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership was announced this week and includes the City of Chicago, Cook County and six counties across the northeastern Illinois region including Will County.
Ruth Colby, CED Board Chair, welcomed more than 250 guests and thanked members of the CED Board for their time, guidance, and leadership in making the CED and Will County the best it can be. She reflected on the CED’s forty-one years of success. In 2022 forty-three investor organizations marked 30 years or more of investment in the CED, which was commemorated through presentations of Certificates of Appreciation recognizing their commitment to community and their partnership with the Will County Center for Economic Development.
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.