Economic Gateway http://www.i72corridor.com I 72 Opportunity Corridor News RSS Feed Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:21:24 -0700 en-us 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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 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 Sun, 23 Apr 2400 15:20:58 -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 Sun, 23 Apr 9600 15:20:40 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Sun, 23 Apr 2800 15:19:37 -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, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -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... 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 Sun, 23 Apr 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 Sun, 23 Apr 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... Test http://www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media/?item=16750 www.i72corridor.com/i72-opportunity-corridor/news-and-media Sun, 23 Apr 3200 15:22:39 -0800 TestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTestTest...