Economic Gateway http://www.i72corridor.com I 72 Opportunity Corridor News RSS Feed Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:04:31 -0700 en-us A Young Professional Reconnects with Her Jacksonville Roots While Growing Her Career http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17724 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Erin Kleinlein is a Project Manager at Turner Painting & Construction in Jacksonville. When she relocated from South Carolina, Erin was looking forward to reconnecting with her roots but was unsur... Lawyer, and Chicago-Native, Samantha Dudzinski Chose to Build Her Career in Jacksonville http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17511 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Samantha Dudzinski is an attorney with Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., based out of their Jacksonville location.  She is an associate with the firm, concentrating in labor, employment, the public secto... Jacksonville Center for the Arts says “THANKS A MILLION” in pursuit of a brand new Civic Center http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17245 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Jacksonville Center for the Arts held a special event to celebrate a very important milestone in pursuit of a brand new Civic Center for the city of Jacksonville. The “THANKS A MILLION&rd... City Council approves $125,000 loan for K’s Creek Golf Club & Wine Bar http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17244 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Jacksonville aldermen approved a loan to help with the project to revamp the former Northridge HIlls Golf Course after a series of somewhat confusions motions, and finally, a vote. The city eventua... JWCC offering summer certified nursing assistant classes http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17243 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 John Wood Community College will offer classroom certified nursing assistant courses during the summer semester at its Quincy campus and at the Southeast Education Center in Pittsfield. The eight-w... JWCC, JDub Academy to offer Summer STEM Camp http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17242 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 QUINCY -- John Wood Community College will offer, in conjunction with JDub Academy, Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Summer STEM Camp, a program focused on manufacturing processes and skills. The camp ... Illinois Universities Are Producing More Startups Than Ever http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17241 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 More startups are being formed at Illinois universities than ever before, and those entrepreneurs are becoming more likely to remain in-state after they graduate. That’s according to a new re... Illinois economy in 'slow stable' growth http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17240 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 URBANA — The Illinois economy remains in slow stable growth, reflecting a strong national economy, according to the latest University of Illinois Flash Index. The index dipped in March to 104... Bioprocessing lab at UI could produce thousands of jobs http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17239 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Decatur, Ill (WAND) – The University of Illinois is close to completing a new integrated bioprocessing research lab (IBRL) which could potentially add thousands of jobs to the central Illinois e... Illinois ranks high in economic development projects http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17238 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 For the second straight year, Illinois ranks third in the nation for its number of economic development projects. Site Selection magazine's annual Governor's Cup awards indicate that Illino... Attracting Millennials to the I-72 Opportunity Corridor http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=17020 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 There is a lot more to Millennials than what floats around in popular culture. We know that they can be a vibrant addition to any community and want them to live, work and start businesses in the I-72... Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes area businesses http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16150 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Area businesses and individuals gathered at Hamilton’s for the 2018 annual Chamber of Commerce Meeting. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed people from around west central Illi... Chamber to honor local producers at Agribusiness Banquet http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16149 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 This March, two awards will be given honoring important Ag persons in west central Illinois. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will be giving these two awards out at their Agribusiness Banquet o... Passavant Hospital President & CEO talks new Women’s Health Center http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16148 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an open house was held at Passavant Hospital to celebrate the organization’s new Women’s Health Center. A number of recognizable faces were in... Farmers, grain cooperatives to benefit from new tax law http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16147 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 QUINCY -- Farmers seem to be one of the groups that will benefit the most from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Under the new tax law, farmers in 2018 will be able to deduct 20 percent of their total sal... The path to 200 years: Coal mining has deep history in state http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16146 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Louis Joliet and Pere Marquette, returning from an expedition on the Mississippi River in 1673, were the first explorers to notice the combustible material that would shape the Illinois economy. The c... Faster internet would be a boon for schools, administrators say http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16145 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Some west-central Illinois districts stand to benefit from a bill that would help bring more reliable high-speed internet to schools. SB 2312, sponsored by state Sens. Sam McCann, Andy Manar and Je... The way we were: City firm delivered coal for decades http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16144 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Small chunks of coal would often freeze into a solid mass as the railroad coal cars wended their way from the southern Illinois mines to Jacksonville. Jack Hackett of Jacksonville recalled that lar... Local Realtor receives state honor http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16143 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 A real estate broker from Jacksonville has been named the 2018 Illinois Realtor of the Year by the Illinois Realtors association. Michael D. Oldenettel, managing broker at Re/Max Professionals in S... Greene elected president of Burrus Brothers http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16142 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Tim Greene has been named as the new president of Burrus Brothers and Associated Growers. He succeeds his father-in-law, Tom Burrus, who died in October. Greene previously served as vice president ... Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Illinois http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16137 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -The most recent Illinois jobs report shows the state gained thousands of manufacturing jobs. Knapheide is one of several companies located in Quincy that have added and are add... Women learn farming in Extension course http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16138 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 More and more women are learning about the complexities of farming as they become active business partners in agricultural operations. One of the ways they’re learning is through “Annie... Gov. Bruce Rauner: Economic growth is in Illinois’ DNA http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16136 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Illinois boasts a brilliant legacy. It has 200 years of extraordinary accomplishments in its asset base and sets us up for an opportunity to build a truly remarkable future. It will take an uncommo... Veteran Chicago Trader Creates Angel Fund for Women Entrepreneurs http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16135 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 They sipped “rumtinis,” nibbled truffle mushroom risotto bites, and hobnobbed the way you do after work. But this wasn’t your average women’s networking event. Nearly 100 busin... Illinois Tourism Celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16134 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Pop-up Vacation Station to Inspire Vacation Planning CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Office of Tourism joined forces with U.S. Travel Association's Project: Time Off coalition for&nbs...