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CEO Speaks to Future Leaders
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.
Doug shared the Will County Center for Economic Development mission and an overview of how we are the county’s frontline recruiters when companies, developers and site selectors are seeking sites for development.
Additionally, Doug spoke about our work to create the right economic development environment with our partners including local, state, and federal partners and others. Services of the CED are free to businesses and a lot of companies continue to say “yes” to Will County!
We appreciate the invitation to share our mission and work and wish the members of the 2022 leadership school great successes as we build on the strengths of our region and solve the challenges together.
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.