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Will County elected officials attend Lobby Day in Springfield
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 day included a legislative briefing with Illinois Senate President, Don Harmon and other local legislators and a photo opportunity with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
This annual drive down to Springfield is critical to communication providing for a dialogue regarding impacts of pending legislation and assures the goals and priorities for a bright future of our County are understood by our state legislators.
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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.