Welcome to the I-72 Opportunity Corridor!

Welcome to the I-72 Opportunity Corridor website! This website serves as a comprehensive source for economic development information for the counties of Pike, Scott, and Morgan located along the I-72 Corridor in West Central Illinois. This website will provide detailed information about economic development opportunities in the municipalities and counties along the corridor. Thank you for taking time to visit our website and learn about the opportunties it has to offer!

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Small businesses make communities an enjoyable place to visit and live. Show your appreciation by visiting a mom-and-pop business on March 29th, National Mom and Pop Business Day. goo.gl/Av7kPX #EconomicDevelopment ... See moreSee less

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Did you know Mom and Pop Business Day is on March 29th? Learn how you can celebrate and support small business this month! goo.gl/Av7kPX #EconomicDevelopment ... See moreSee less

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Check out this new promotional video from the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Here’s video of Pittsfield, but “see Quincy”. Lmao

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The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) awarded Westermeyer Industries with the 2018 Harold Cox Industry of the Year Award during its Annual Investors Meeting held February 21 at the Jacksonville Country Club. The JREDC also recognized the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Lakes department with the 2018 Champion Award for two new hiking trails developed on the south side of Lake Jacksonville. Snaking through 1.5 miles of timber, the two trails – named Crimson and Rocket – are located on South Lake Road between Starlite Campers Club and the Oak Grove Boy Scout area. Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) President and CEO Rob Karr served as the keynote speaker during the annual meeting. His comments focused on the state’s current business climate, specifically the minimum wage increase signed into law this week by Governor Pritzker. Karr advocated on behalf of IRMA membership for a compromise in the original legislation which would have allowed for a tiered minimum wage hike to reflect the economic diversity of the state. The mission of the JREDC is to create, expand, recruit and retain job opportunities for Morgan and Scott counties. The investor-based group traces its beginnings to 1964 when the Jacksonville Area Industrial Corporation was formed with the objective of creating jobs by acquiring new industries and assisting the growth of existing industries.

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Today, the Pike CEO class visited Whitetail Properties. Jeff Evans, Managing Broker, and Alex Gyllstrom, Director of Marketing, spoke to the class. Jeff and Alex shared the history of the company as well as how the organization is structured with operating in 26 states with over 200 agents. Jeff spoke about making sure you do the little things and taking care of your employees. Alex encouraged the students to build a strong network and utilize the tools that they have to reach out to professionals working in the field that they're interested in pursuing. The students would like to thank Jeff, Alex, and everyone at Whitetail Properties for hosting the class this morning!

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I 72 Opportunity Corridor 2 South Main Street Winchester, IL  62694
Phone 217.243.8765 shawnr@e-co-op.com