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COVID-19 Business Update with John Greuling, Will County Center for Economic Development
Local, regional and state transportation officials paid tribute to the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Sr. on October 13th.
First as a State Senator and later as the County Executive, Larry devoted countless hours planning, supporting and securing billions of dollars for transportation projects throughout the region.
Projects such as the I-355 Extension and helping to secure funding for the reconstruction of I-80, including replacement of the bridges over the Des Plaines River were highlighted as parts of Larry’s transportation legacy.
The event was sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus Service.
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.
The kind of project that doesn’t come along very often. That’s how Peter Schmidt, senior vice president with Rosemont, Illinois-based Meridian Design Build, described the Lion Electric project in Joliet, Illinois.
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.