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Will County Elected Officials Incentives Training Packed with Information
This new program was inspired by popular demand from participants at our Annual Elected Officials Economic Development 101 Boot Camp. On February 22nd thirty-five participants representing 18 Will County units of government attended and received a comprehensive look at incentives and programs available through our economic development partners who provided critical information necessary to driving projects forward in Will County.
Partners presenting included ComEd, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Office of Minority Economic Empowerment, Joliet City Center Partnership, Illinois Enterprise Zone Association and our morning’s sponsor, CED Sustaining Investor, NICOR Gas.
Thank you to the Village of Frankfort, Mayor Keith Ogle and Village staff for providing an excellent location for this training and networking opportunity.
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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.