Economic Gateway http://www.i72corridor.com I 72 Opportunity Corridor News RSS Feed Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:17:11 -0800 en-us Harpole’s Heartland Lodge Bring Over 20,000 People to the I-72 Corridor http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15650 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Twenty-three years ago, Gary Harpole had a vision to help grow the economy in his family’s hometown of Nebo, Illinois. Having traveled abroad, he saw Western Illinois with fresh eyes, appreciati... Computer programmers talk about communication http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15201 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A software programmer and a former improvisational comedian-turned-programmer spent time stressing to students at Illinois School for the Deaf the importance of communication and understanding. ... It’s your business http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15200 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Kays, a Jacksonville resident, earned the national gold-level Technician of the Year award for his work in the technical operations field. Kays has been employed with Mediacom for 17 years. Mediaco... Salon brings microblading trend to town http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15199 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 24 Jan 4400 15:14:53 -0800 Zen Nails has opened at 1111 W. Morton Ave., Suite 12, and in addition to doing manicures, pedicures and makeup, its staff is offering microblading. Microblading, also known as embroidery, microstr... Gov. Rauner advances apprenticeships as crucial driver of workforce readiness http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15197 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Apprenticeship programs are a boon both to workers who gain key proficiencies and to businesses that benefit from the resulting skilled workforce pipeline. Participating companies are to be commended,... Governor Rauner Urges Students to Consider Careers in Manufacturing http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15196 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Gov. Bruce Rauner highlighted exciting new advanced manufacturing career opportunities with a group of over 150 students from five Chicago high schools at a National Manufacturing Month event. The eve... Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15195 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Mon, 24 Jan 4000 15:13:58 -0800 People were investing in their communities long before government intervened with its own notions of what “good economic development” looks like. Yet today, when we talk about models for s... The Midwest is Thriving as a Increasingly Active, Lower Cost Alternative to Silicon Valley http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=15194 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Midwest has become a hot new hub for tech startups looking for more affordable talent and growth. In his recent book, Jason Calcanis answers the question: "do you have to be in Silicon Val... Business Advantages of Locating in the I-72 Opportunity Corridor http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=13043 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Are you looking for a new place to locate your business? If so, consider the I-72 Opportunity Corridor. This is where agri-businesses, manufacturing companies and more, come to thrive. Moving G...